Black Pearl | People of the African Diaspora | 1870 Unidentified Afro-Brazilian Woman. Photography by Alberto Henschel Pernambuco

Alberto Henschel portrait of an Afro-Brazilian woman, about Chances are strong that she was enslaved (Brazil did not abolish slavery until

Victorian Women of Color - Beautiful

Aida Overton Walker – also billed as Ada Overton Walker and as "The Queen of the Cakewalk", was an African-American vaudeville performer and wife of George Walker.

Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee, sister of Diana Ross of The Supremes, became the first African American to be appointed dean of a predominantly white medical school in the United States. In 1993, Ross-Lee became the first African American woman dean of a United States medical school. She remained dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of Ohio University until 2001.

Barbara Ross-Lee became the FIRST black female dean of a US medical school in 1993

Mary Eliza Mahoney is regarded as the first African American nurse in the US. In 1879, she was one of three graduates from the New England Hospital nursing program to finish the course. Mahoney went on to work as a successful private nurse for the Boston area residents for forty years. | National Women's History Museum | | #BlackHistoryMonth

Mary Eliza Mahoney (May 1845 – January was the first African American to study and work as a professionally trained nurse in the United States, graduating in 1879

Antique Victorian photo of a lovely teenage girl, 1870s.

– Civil War era tintype photograph of a young African American woman. Via Black History Album…The Way We Were”