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In january 2012, filmaker Ava Dduvernay was the first African American woman to win the best director prize at the sundance film festival for her film 'Middle of Nowhere'. #blackhistory

Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander (1898 – 1989) achieved a lot of firsts in her life. She was the first African American woman to receive a Ph.D. in the United States, the first woman to receive a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, the first African American woman to be admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar, and was the first national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. “I knew well that the only way I could get that door open was to knock it down; because I knocked a

United States of America history... does your child know who all of these great women are? L-R: Stephanie Wilson (NASA Astronaut), Joan Higginbotham (NASA Astronaut), Mae Jemison (NASA Astronaut), Yvonne Cagle (NASA Astronaut), Sharon McDougle (Spacesuit Team Manager). Not pictured is Dr. Jeannette Epps (NASA Astronaut).

This addresses one of my pet peeves: particularly when the first English migrations occurred I'm so tired of reading Pilgrim X: Born 1587 in Massachusetts Please learn important dates in US History(& in other countries).

Juanita Moore (Oct. 19, 1914 – Jan. 1, 2014) was an American film, TV, & stage actress. She was the fifth African American to be nominated for an Academy Award in any category, and the third in the Supporting Actress category at a time when only a single African American had won an Oscar. Moore's portrayal of the broken-hearted housekeeper Annie Johnson whose daughter passes for white in Imitation of Life (1959) won her the nomination for Best Supporting Actress.