"Rosie" - Tim Okamura (Canadian, b. 1968), oil on canvas board, 2014 {figurative art strong female standing African-American black woman grunge painting detail drips #loveart} http://timokamura.com

"Rosie" - Tim Okamura (Canadian, b. 1968), oil on canvas board, 2014 {figurative art strong female standing African-American black woman grunge painting detail drips #loveart} http://timokamura.com

Bessie Coleman - first female African American pilot. No American flight schools would take her, so she moved to France to train and live. She earned her living barnstorming and stunt flying.

Bessie Coleman - first female African American pilot. No American flight schools would take her, so she moved to France to train and live. She earned her living barnstorming and stunt flying.

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Alberta Virginia Scott, Radcliffe’s first African-American graduate, ca. 1898  “By the second decade of the century, Radcliffe graduated more than one black woman each year. By 1920, four black women graduated in the same class. This was unheard of at the other Seven Sister colleges, where such numbers would not be achieved until the 1940s and 1950s. By 1950, Radcliffe had graduated 56 African-American undergraduates and 37 African-American graduate students.”

Alberta Virginia Scott, Radcliffe’s first African-American graduate, ca. 1898 “By the second decade of the century, Radcliffe graduated more than one black woman each year. By 1920, four black women graduated in the same class. This was unheard of at the other Seven Sister colleges, where such numbers would not be achieved until the 1940s and 1950s. By 1950, Radcliffe had graduated 56 African-American undergraduates and 37 African-American graduate students.”

Carrie Meek was the first African American woman elected to the Florida Senate. (1980) | Florida Memory

Carrie Meek was the first African American woman elected to the Florida Senate. (1980) | Florida Memory

Shirley Anita Chisholm - First African American woman in Congress and the first African American woman to run for  President.

Shirley Anita Chisholm - First African American woman in Congress and the first African American woman to run for President.

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