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.
Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin
(Singer)

25 March 1942

American

Serena WilliamsSerena Williams
(Tennis Player)

26 September 1981

American

Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey
(Media proprietor)

29 January 1954

American

Tyra BanksTyra Banks
(Television Personality)

04 December 1973

American

Halle BerryHalle Berry

14 August 1966

American

Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi Goldberg

13 November 1955

American

Amandla StenbergAmandla Stenberg
(Actress)

23 October 1998

American

Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
(Author)

04 April 1928

American

Alisha BoeAlisha Boe
(Actress)

06 March 1997

American

Regina HallRegina Hall
(Actress)

12 December 1970

American

Harriet TubmanHarriet Tubman

1820 AD

American

Keke PalmerKeke Palmer
(Actress)

26 August 1993

American

Diahann CarrollDiahann Carroll
(Actress)

17 July 1935

American

Tami RomanTami Roman
(Television Personality)

17 April 1970

American

Harris FaulknerHarris Faulkner
(News Anchor)

13 October 1965

American

Dorothy Jean DandridgeDorothy Dandridge
(Actress)

09 November 1922

American

Kenya MooreKenya Moore
(Actress & Model)

24 January 1971

American

Misty CopelandMisty Copeland
(Ballet Dancer)

10 September 1982

American

Miriam MakebaMiriam Makeba
(Singer)

04 March 1932

South African

Ruby BridgesRuby Bridges
(Philanthropist)

08 September 1954

American

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

17 October 1956

American

CupcakkeCupcakke
(Rapper)

31 May 1997

American

Graça MachelGraça Machel
(Politician)

17 October 1945

Mozambican

Jemele HillJemele Hill
(Journalist)

21 December 1975

American

Audre LordeAudre Lorde
(Writer)

18 February 1934

American

Florence KasumbaFlorence Kasumba

26 October 1976

German

Shirley ChisholmShirley Chisholm

30 November 1924

American

Rico NastyRico Nasty
(Musical Artist)

07 May 1997

American

Althea GibsonAlthea Gibson
(Tennis player)

25 August 1927

American

Marian AndersonMarian Anderson
(Singer)

27 February 1897

American

Fleur East Fleur East
(Singer-songwriter)

29 October 1987

British

Gwendolyn BrooksGwendolyn Brooks
(Poet, Writer)

07 June 1917

American

Momma DeeMomma Dee
(Actress, Singer)

21 September 1963

American

Danielle HerringtonDanielle Herrington
(Model)

26 May 1993

American

Janelle MonaeJanelle Monae
(Soul Singer)

01 December 1985

American

Ms. Juicy BabyMs. Juicy Baby
(Actress)

04 January 1972

American

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

08 January 2005

American

Cuban DollCuban Doll
(Instagram Star)

12 May 1998

American

Bahja RodriguezBahja Rodriguez
(Hip Hop Singer, Songwriter)

02 August 1996

American

Moniece SlaughterMoniece Slaughter
(Reality TV Star, Instagram Star)

04 March 1987

American

KillumantiiKillumantii
(Rapper & Social Media Personality)

25 September 1999

American

Marjorie Lee BrowneMarjorie Lee Browne
(Mathematics Educator)

09 September 1914

American

Renee Elise GoldsberryRenee Elise Goldsberry
(Actress)

02 January 1971

American

Summerella Summerella
(YouTuber, Viner)

19 July 1995

American

Holly FrazierHolly Frazier
(Reality Television Star)

11 May 1970

American

Kodie ShaneKodie Shane
(Singer)

28 October 1998

American

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

18 March 1963

American

WolftylaWolftyla
(Singer-songwriter)

01 June 1996

American

Corie RayvonCorie Rayvon
(YouTube Star)

02 July 1996

American

Destiny EtikoDestiny Etiko
(Actress)

12 August 1994

Nigerian

Molly BrazyMolly Brazy
(Rapper)

22 February 1999

American

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

22 June 1947

American

Vanessa WilliamsVanessa Williams
(Actress, Singer)

1963 AD

Ava DuVernayAva DuVernay
(American director)

24 August 1972

American

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

21 May 1959

American

Leontyne PriceLeontyne Price
(American soprano)

10 February 1927

American

Ibtihaj MuhammadIbtihaj Muhammad
(fencer)

04 December 1985

American

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

28 October 1927

British

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

16 August 1947

Grace BumbryGrace Bumbry
(musician, singer, opera singer)

04 January 1937

American

Suzan-Lori ParksSuzan-Lori Parks
(American playwright)

10 May 1963

American

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

31 May 1924

American

Evelyn AshfordEvelyn Ashford
(American olympic athlete)

15 April 1957

American

Charlayne Hunter-GaultCharlayne Hunter-Gault
(American journalist)

27 February 1942

American

Regina BenjaminRegina Benjamin
(Surgeon General of the United States)

26 October 1956

American

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

14 September 1921

American

Autherine LucyAutherine Lucy
(Civil Rights Activist, Educator)

05 October 1929

American

Alexa CanadyAlexa Canady
(neurosurgeon, physician)

07 November 1950

American

Valerie ThomasValerie Thomas
(scientist and inventor)

1943 AD

American

Charlotte E. RayCharlotte E. Ray
(American lawyer)

13 January 1850

American

Jane BolinJane Bolin
(American judge)

11 April 1908

American

Alice CoachmanAlice Coachman
(American olympic athlete)

09 November 1923

American

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

31 August 1842

American

Evelyn Boyd GranvilleEvelyn Boyd Granville
(American mathematician)

01 May 1924

American

Maritza CorreiaMaritza Correia
(Olympic swimmer)

23 December 1981

Spanish

Linda MartellLinda Martell
(Singer)

04 June 1941

American

Vonetta FlowersVonetta Flowers
(American bobsledder)

29 October 1973

American

Sophia B. PackardSophia B. Packard
(Educator)

03 January 1824

American

Amelia BoyntonAmelia Boynton
(Civil Rights Activist, Educator)

1911 AD

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

1956 AD

Mary MahoneyMary Mahoney
(Civil Rights Activist, Women)

1845 AD