“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
Halle BerryHalle Berry
14 August 1966, American
Actress

Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey
29 January 1954, American
Media proprietor

Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi Goldberg
13 November 1955, American
 

Harriet TubmanHarriet Tubman
1820 AD, American
 

Regina HallRegina Hall
12 December 1970, American
Actress
Amandla StenbergAmandla Stenberg
23 October 1998, American
Actress

Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin
25 March 1942, American
Singer

Keke PalmerKeke Palmer
26 August 1993, American
Actress

H.E.R.H.E.R.
27 June 1997, American
Singer
Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
04 April 1928, American
Author

Tyra BanksTyra Banks
04 December 1973, American
Television Personality
Sanaa LathanSanaa Lathan
19 September 1971, American
Actress

Afeni ShakurAfeni Shakur
10 January 1947, American
Activist

Rico NastyRico Nasty
07 May 1997, American
Musical Artist
Diahann CarrollDiahann Carroll
17 July 1935, American
Actress

SpiceSpice
06 August 1982, Jamaican
Singer
Dorothy Jean DandridgeDorothy Dandridge
09 November 1922, American
Actress

Misty CopelandMisty Copeland
10 September 1982, American
Ballet Dancer

Mae JemisonMae Jemison
17 October 1956, American
First African American Woman To Travel To Space
Althea GibsonAlthea Gibson
25 August 1927, American
Tennis player

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

Alisha BoeAlisha Boe
06 March 1997, American
Actress

Shirley ChisholmShirley Chisholm
30 November 1924, American
 

Tami RomanTami Roman
17 April 1970, American
Television Personality
Ryan Michelle BatheRyan Michelle Bathe
27 July 1976, American
Actress
Miriam MakebaMiriam Makeba
04 March 1932, South African
Singer

Ruby BridgesRuby Bridges
08 September 1954, American
Philanthropist

Florence KasumbaFlorence Kasumba
26 October 1976, German
 

Madge SinclairMadge Sinclair
28 April 1938, Jamaican, American
Actress
CupcakkeCupcakke
31 May 1997, American
Rapper

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Audre LordeAudre Lorde
18 February 1934, American
Writer

Harris FaulknerHarris Faulkner
13 October 1965, American
News Anchor

Yolanda KingYolanda King
17 November 1955, American
Activist

Qubilah ShabazzQubilah Shabazz
25 December 1960, American
Malcolm X's Daughter
Jemele HillJemele Hill
21 December 1975, American
Journalist

Graça MachelGraça Machel
17 October 1945, Mozambican
Politician
Attallah ShabazzAttallah Shabazz
16 November 1958, American
Malcolm X's Daughter

Marian AndersonMarian Anderson
27 February 1897, American
Singer

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

Fleur East Fleur East
29 October 1987, British
Singer-songwriter
Danielle HerringtonDanielle Herrington
26 May 1993, American
Model

Gwendolyn BrooksGwendolyn Brooks
07 June 1917, American
Poet

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
Actress
Momma DeeMomma Dee
21 September 1963, American
Actress, Singer

WolftylaWolftyla
01 June 1996, American
Singer-songwriter

Janelle MonaeJanelle Monae
01 December 1985, American
Soul Singer

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

Marjorie Lee BrowneMarjorie Lee Browne
09 September 1914, American
Mathematics Educator
Renee Elise GoldsberryRenee Elise Goldsberry
02 January 1971, American
Actress

Molly BrazyMolly Brazy
22 February 1999, American
Rapper

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

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
TinkTink
18 March 1995, American
Rapper

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

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

Aisha MorrisAisha Morris
02 February 1975, American
Singer-songwriter

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

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

JessikathePranksterJessikathePrankster
04 August 2003, American
YouTuber

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

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

Leontyne PriceLeontyne Price
10 February 1927, American
American soprano

Lauren LakeLauren Lake
12 August 1969, American
Lawyer
Carol Moseley BraunCarol Moseley Braun
16 August 1947
politician, diplomat, prosecutor, lawyer

Cleo LaineCleo Laine
28 October 1927, British
Actor, Singer, Jazz musician, Stage actor
Ibtihaj MuhammadIbtihaj Muhammad
04 December 1985, American
fencer

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

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
Josephine St. Pierre RuffinJosephine St. Pierre Ruffin
31 August 1842, American
American publisher

Evelyn Boyd GranvilleEvelyn Boyd Granville
01 May 1924, American
American mathematician
Jane BolinJane Bolin
11 April 1908, American
American judge