Susie King Taylor: first African American army nurse; the only African American woman to publish a memoir of her wartime experiences; also the first African American to teach openly in a school for former slaves in Georgia.
Dr. Georgia Rooks Dwelle: In 1900, she became the first Spelman College alumna to attend medical school. Dr. Dwelle established the Dwelle Infirmary (1920) in Atlanta. It was Georgia's first general hospital for African Americans, and its first obstetrical hospital for African American women. The infirmary, which also featured a pediatric clinic, was Georgia's first venereal disease clinic for African Americans, and offered Atlanta's first "Mother's Club" for African American women.
Delilah Leontium Beasley was an American historian and newspaper columnist for Oakland Tribune from 1923-1934. Her columns focused on the history of African Americans in the West. She was the first African American woman to write for a major metropolitan daily newspaper. Her book, Negro Trail-Blazers of California, chronicled the achievements and success stories of African Americans in early California
A portrait of Jarena Lee, the first African American woman to publish an autobiography. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “10 Famous African Americans in 17th & 18th Century History.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/10-notable-african-americans-in-17th-18th-century-history.html
Influential African American artist~Faith Ringgold is an African American artist, best known for her painted story quilts. She is professor emeritus in the University of California, San Diego visual art department.(http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/x775561568/Faith-Ringgold-celebrates-African-American-history-in-her-artwork)
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