“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.
Serena WilliamsSerena Williams
26 September 1981, American
Tennis Player
Diahann CarrollDiahann Carroll
17 July 1935, American

Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey
29 January 1954, American
Media proprietor

Harriet TubmanHarriet Tubman
1820 AD, American

Halle BerryHalle Berry
14 August 1966, American

Keke PalmerKeke Palmer
26 August 1993, American
Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi Goldberg
13 November 1955, American

Regina HallRegina Hall
12 December 1970, American

Amandla StenbergAmandla Stenberg
23 October 1998, American

Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin
25 March 1942, American
27 June 1997, American

Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
04 April 1928, American
Tyra BanksTyra Banks
04 December 1973, American
Television Personality

Sanaa LathanSanaa Lathan
19 September 1971, American

Afeni ShakurAfeni Shakur
10 January 1947, American
Rico NastyRico Nasty
07 May 1997, American
Musical Artist

Dorothy Jean DandridgeDorothy Dandridge
09 November 1922, American
Ruby BridgesRuby Bridges
08 September 1954, American

Mae JemisonMae Jemison
17 October 1956, American
First African American Woman To Travel To Space

06 August 1982, Jamaican
Misty CopelandMisty Copeland
10 September 1982, American
Ballet Dancer

Kenya MooreKenya Moore
24 January 1971, American
Actress & Model
Natina ReedNatina Reed
28 October 1980, American

Alisha BoeAlisha Boe
06 March 1997, American

Althea GibsonAlthea Gibson
25 August 1927, American
Tennis player

Tami RomanTami Roman
17 April 1970, American
Television Personality
Ryan Michelle BatheRyan Michelle Bathe
27 July 1976, American
Shirley ChisholmShirley Chisholm
30 November 1924, American

Miriam MakebaMiriam Makeba
04 March 1932, South African

Florence KasumbaFlorence Kasumba
26 October 1976, German

Madge SinclairMadge Sinclair
28 April 1938, Jamaican, American
Audre LordeAudre Lorde
18 February 1934, American

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31 May 1997, American

Harris FaulknerHarris Faulkner
13 October 1965, American
News Anchor

Yolanda KingYolanda King
17 November 1955, American

Graça MachelGraça Machel
17 October 1945, Mozambican
Qubilah ShabazzQubilah Shabazz
25 December 1960, American
Malcolm X's Daughter

Jemele HillJemele Hill
21 December 1975, American
Attallah ShabazzAttallah Shabazz
16 November 1958, American
Malcolm X's Daughter

Marian AndersonMarian Anderson
27 February 1897, American

Joie LeeJoie Lee
22 June 1962, American
Actress, Screenwriter
Destiny EtikoDestiny Etiko
12 August 1994, Nigerian

Fleur East Fleur East
29 October 1987, British
Gwendolyn BrooksGwendolyn Brooks
07 June 1917, American

Danielle HerringtonDanielle Herrington
26 May 1993, American

Cuban DollCuban Doll
12 May 1998, American
Instagram Star

Zahara Jolie-PittZahara Jolie-Pitt
08 January 2005, American
Adopted Daughter of Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

Ms. Juicy BabyMs. Juicy Baby
04 January 1972, American
Momma DeeMomma Dee
21 September 1963, American
Actress, Singer

01 June 1996, American

Janelle MonaeJanelle Monae
01 December 1985, American
Soul Singer

Quinta BrunsonQuinta Brunson
21 December 1989, American
YouTube Star
25 September 1999, American
Rapper & Social Media Personality

Renee Elise GoldsberryRenee Elise Goldsberry
02 January 1971, American
Molly BrazyMolly Brazy
22 February 1999, American

Marjorie Lee BrowneMarjorie Lee Browne
09 September 1914, American
Mathematics Educator

Bahja RodriguezBahja Rodriguez
02 August 1996, American
Hip Hop Singer, Songwriter
Eboni NicholsEboni Nichols
12 May 1978, American

Moniece SlaughterMoniece Slaughter
04 March 1987, American
Reality TV Star, Instagram Star
Corie RayvonCorie Rayvon
02 July 1996, American
YouTube Star

Breaunna WomackBreaunna Womack
23 March 1995, American
Musical Artist

Summerella Summerella
19 July 1995, American
YouTuber, Viner
18 March 1995, American

Vanessa Lynn WilliamsVanessa Lynn Williams
18 March 1963, American
Singer, Actress, Model
Ann Marie SlaterAnn Marie Slater
20 November 1995, American

Tomeeka Robyn BracyTomeeka Robyn Bracy
1975 AD
Stevie Wonder's Wife

Aisha MorrisAisha Morris
02 February 1975, American

Holly FrazierHolly Frazier
11 May 1970, American
Reality Television Star
Kodie ShaneKodie Shane
28 October 1998, American
Arnelle SimpsonArnelle Simpson
04 December 1968, American
O. J. Simpson's Daughter

Iyanna MayweatherIyanna Mayweather
20 May 2000, American
Floyd Mayweather's Daughter

04 August 2003, American

Shantel JacksonShantel Jackson
28 July 1984, American
Ava DuVernayAva DuVernay
24 August 1972, American
American director

Kia StevensKia Stevens
04 September 1977, American

Octavia E. ButlerOctavia E. Butler
22 June 1947, American
American fiction writer

Loretta LynchLoretta Lynch
21 May 1959, American
Former Attorney General of the United States

Mia LoveMia Love
06 December 1975, Haitian, American
Leontyne PriceLeontyne Price
10 February 1927, American
American soprano

Lauren LakeLauren Lake
12 August 1969, American
Cleo LaineCleo Laine
28 October 1927, British
Actor, Singer, Jazz musician, Stage actor

Carol Moseley BraunCarol Moseley Braun
16 August 1947
politician, diplomat, prosecutor, lawyer

Ibtihaj MuhammadIbtihaj Muhammad
04 December 1985, American
Suzan-Lori ParksSuzan-Lori Parks
10 May 1963, American
American playwright

Charlayne Hunter-GaultCharlayne Hunter-Gault
27 February 1942, American
American journalist
Autherine LucyAutherine Lucy
05 October 1929, American
Civil Rights Activist, Educator

Evelyn AshfordEvelyn Ashford
15 April 1957, American
American olympic athlete

Patricia Roberts HarrisPatricia Roberts Harris
31 May 1924, American
Former United States Secretary of Housing and

Folorunsho AlakijaFolorunsho Alakija
15 July 1951, Nigerian
Business Women
Regina BenjaminRegina Benjamin
26 October 1956, American
Surgeon General of the United States

Constance Baker MotleyConstance Baker Motley
14 September 1921, American
Former New York State Senator
Grace BumbryGrace Bumbry
04 January 1937, American
musician, singer, opera singer

Valerie ThomasValerie Thomas
1943 AD, American
scientist and inventor
Alexa CanadyAlexa Canady
07 November 1950, American
neurosurgeon, physician

Alice CoachmanAlice Coachman
09 November 1923, American
American olympic athlete
Charlotte E. RayCharlotte E. Ray
13 January 1850, American
American lawyer