Famous black women in history who made a difference.

“Behind every man, there is a successful woman”. When it comes to blacks, women not only encourage their men to achieve great heights, they themselves work on changing the world. Some of these successful women include Michelle Obama, the First Lady of the United States, is an African American woman who with the help of her husband, Barak Obama helps the American soldiers across the nation. Harriet Tubman, an American abolitionist and humanitarian who rescued 300 slaves from the south, is herself a slave who escaped slavery to help blacks. Karen Bass, the first black woman speaker to work for the betterment of California’s black population is also renowned for developing educational facilities, healthcare and foster care system in the state. Other prominent black women include Mae Jemison, first black woman astronaut to travel in space and Marie Maynard Daly, the 1st woman to earn a Ph.D. in Chemistry.
Tyra BanksTyra Banks
(Television Personality)

04 December 1973

Inglewood, California, United States

American

Sagittarius

Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey
(Media proprietor)

29 January 1954

Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States

American

Aquarius

Halle BerryHalle Berry

14 August 1966

Cleveland

American

Leo

Misty CopelandMisty Copeland
(Ballet Dancer)

10 September 1982

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

American

Virgo

Serena WilliamsSerena Williams
(Tennis Player)

26 September 1981

Saginaw, Michigan, U.S.A

American

Libra

Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi Goldberg

13 November 1955

Manhattan

American

Scorpio

Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
(Author)

04 April 1928

28 May 2014

St. Louis

American

Aries

Harriet TubmanHarriet Tubman

1820 AD

10 March 1913

Maryland, USA

American

Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin

25 March 1942

Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.

American

Aries

Keke PalmerKeke Palmer
(Actress)

26 August 1993

Harvey, Illinois, United States

American

Virgo

Harris FaulknerHarris Faulkner
(News Anchor)

13 October 1965

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

American

Libra

Ruby BridgesRuby Bridges
(Philanthropist)

08 September 1954

Tylertown

American

Virgo

Miriam MakebaMiriam Makeba
(Singer)

04 March 1932

10 November 2008

Johannesburg, South Africa

South African

Pisces

Jemele HillJemele Hill
(Journalist)

21 December 1975

Detroit, Michigan, United States

American

Sagittarius

Dorothy Jean DandridgeDorothy Dandridge
(Actress)

09 November 1922

08 September 1965

Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

American

Scorpio

Diahann CarrollDiahann Carroll
(Actress)

17 July 1935

The Bronx, New York

American

Cancer

Mae JemisonMae Jemison
(First African American Woman To Travel To Space)

17 October 1956

Decatur

American

Libra

Audre LordeAudre Lorde
(Writer)

18 February 1934

17 November 1992

Harlem, New York City

American

Aquarius

Shirley ChisholmShirley Chisholm

30 November 1924

01 January 2005

Brooklyn

American

Sagittarius

Marian AndersonMarian Anderson
(Singer)

27 February 1897

08 April 1993

Philadelphia

American

Pisces

Gwendolyn BrooksGwendolyn Brooks
(Poet, Writer)

07 June 1917

03 December 2000

Topeka

American

Gemini

Althea GibsonAlthea Gibson
(Tennis player)

25 August 1927

28 September 2003

Clarendon County

American

Virgo

Vanessa Lynn WilliamsVanessa Lynn Williams
(Singer, Actress, Model)

18 March 1963

Tarrytown

American

Pisces

Marjorie Lee BrowneMarjorie Lee Browne
(Mathematics Educator)

09 September 1914

19 October 1979

Memphis

American

Virgo

Summerella Summerella
(YouTuber, Viner)

19 July 1995

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

American

Cancer

Moniece SlaughterMoniece Slaughter
(Reality TV Star, Instagram Star)

04 March 1987

Los Angeles, CA, U.S.

American

Pisces

Zahara Jolie-PittZahara Jolie-Pitt
(Adopted Daughter of Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt)

08 January 2005

Awasa, Ethiopia

American

Capricorn

Holly FrazierHolly Frazier
(Reality Television Star)

11 May 1970

Pennsylvania, US

American

Taurus

Ms. Juicy BabyMs. Juicy Baby
(Actress)

04 January 1972

Corsicana, Texas

American

Capricorn

Ella FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald
(Singer-songwriter, Composer, Conductor, Bandleader, Jazz musician, Singer)

25 April 1917

15 June 1996

Newport News

American

Taurus

Loretta LynchLoretta Lynch
(Former Attorney General of the United States)

21 May 1959

Greensboro, North Carolina, United States

American

Taurus

Ava DuVernayAva DuVernay
(American director)

24 August 1972

Long Beach, California, United States

American

Virgo

Leontyne PriceLeontyne Price
(American soprano)

10 February 1927

Laurel, Mississippi, United States

American

Aquarius

Octavia E. ButlerOctavia E. Butler
(American fiction writer)

22 June 1947

24 February 2006

Pasadena, California, United States

American

Cancer

Cleo LaineCleo Laine
(Actor, Singer, Jazz musician, Stage actor)

28 October 1927

Middlesex

British

Scorpio

Vanessa WilliamsVanessa Williams
(Actress, Singer)

1963 AD

Carol Moseley BraunCarol Moseley Braun
(politician, diplomat, prosecutor, lawyer)

16 August 1947

Chicago

Leo

Evelyn AshfordEvelyn Ashford
(American olympic athlete)

15 April 1957

Shreveport, Louisiana, United States

American

Aries

Regina BenjaminRegina Benjamin
(Surgeon General of the United States)

26 October 1956

Mobile, Alabama, United States

American

Scorpio

Suzan-Lori ParksSuzan-Lori Parks
(American playwright)

10 May 1963

Fort Knox, Kentucky, United States

American

Taurus

Grace BumbryGrace Bumbry
(musician, singer, opera singer)

04 January 1937

St. Louis

American

Capricorn

Constance Baker MotleyConstance Baker Motley
(Former New York State Senator)

14 September 1921

28 September 2005

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

American

Virgo

Autherine LucyAutherine Lucy
(Civil Rights Activist, Educator)

05 October 1929

Shiloh, Alabama, United States

American

Libra

Alice CoachmanAlice Coachman
(American olympic athlete)

09 November 1923

14 July 2014

Albany, Georgia, United States

American

Scorpio

Josephine St. Pierre RuffinJosephine St. Pierre Ruffin
(American publisher)

31 August 1842

13 March 1924

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

American

Virgo

Alexa CanadyAlexa Canady
(neurosurgeon, physician)

07 November 1950

Lansing

American

Scorpio

Charlotte E. RayCharlotte E. Ray
(American lawyer)

13 January 1850

04 January 1911

New York City, New York, United States

American

Capricorn

Valerie ThomasValerie Thomas
(scientist and inventor)

1943 AD

Maryland, United States

American

Maritza CorreiaMaritza Correia
(Olympic swimmer)

23 December 1981

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Spanish

Capricorn

Amelia BoyntonAmelia Boynton
(Civil Rights Activist, Educator)

1911 AD

2015 AD

Jane BolinJane Bolin
(American judge)

11 April 1908

08 January 2007

Poughkeepsie, New York, United States

American

Aries

Evelyn Boyd GranvilleEvelyn Boyd Granville
(American mathematician)

01 May 1924

Washington, D.C., United States

American

Taurus

Vonetta FlowersVonetta Flowers
(American bobsledder)

29 October 1973

Birmingham, Alabama, United States

American

Scorpio

Ibtihaj MuhammadIbtihaj Muhammad
(fencer)

04 December 1985

Maplewood

American

Sagittarius

Linda MartellLinda Martell
(Singer)

04 June 1941

Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina, United States

American

Gemini

Sophia B. PackardSophia B. Packard
(Educator)

03 January 1824

21 June 1891

United States of America

American

Capricorn

Mae C. JemisonMae C. Jemison
(Astronaut, Doctor)

1956 AD

Mary MahoneyMary Mahoney
(Civil Rights Activist, Women)

1845 AD

1926 AD

Michele RobertsMichele Roberts
(Executive Director of the National Basketball Players Association)

1956 AD

American

Florence Beatrice PriceFlorence Beatrice Price
(Pianist, Songwriter)

1887 AD

1953 AD

Barbara BrandonBarbara Brandon
(Artist, Writer)

1958 AD

Ella Jane FitzgeraldElla Jane Fitzgerald
(Ballad, Swing music Traditional pop music)

25 April 1917

15 June 1996

Newport News, Virginia

American

Taurus

Marie M. DalyMarie M. Daly
(Chemist)

1921 AD

2003 AD

Norma SklarekNorma Sklarek
(Architect)

1926 AD

2012 AD

Charlayne Hunter-GaultCharlayne Hunter-Gault
(American journalist)

27 February 1942

Due West, South Carolina, United States

American

Pisces

Euphemia Lofton HaynesEuphemia Lofton Haynes
(Mathematician)

1890 AD

1980 AD

Frances E.W. HarperFrances E.W. Harper
(Poet)

1825 AD

1911 AD

Patricia Roberts HarrisPatricia Roberts Harris
(Former United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development)

31 May 1924

23 March 1985

Mattoon, Illinois, United States

American

Gemini

Quote Of The Day