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Maggie Laura, Elizabeth, Armstead, and Mamie……the grandchildren of Maggie L. Walker, became the first woman of any race to found and become president of an American bank.

blackhistoryalbum: “ Maggie Laura, Elizabeth, Armstead, and Mamie……the grandchildren of Maggie L. Walker, the first American woman to found and be president of a bank and an early advocate for African American women’s rights Courtesy of the Maggie L.

Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee was the first African-American woman to be appointed dean of a United States medical school. Her identity is associated with a famous family name, as she is the sister of music legend Diana Ross. She now serves as dean of the New York Institute of Technology's New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Barbara Ross-Lee was the first African-American woman to be appointed dean of a United States medical school. Her identity is associated with a famous family name, as she is the sister of music legend Diana Ross. She now serves as dean of the New York

Shirley Chisholm (1924 - 2005)  "Unbought and Unbossed" Chisholm was the first African American woman in Congress, a 1972 candidate for president, and a life long advocate for women's and civil rights.

(she shares my birthday - 30 Nov!) Delta Sigma Theta Soror Shirley Chisholm - "Unbought and Unbossed" Chisholm was the first African American woman in Congress, a 1972 candidate for president, and a life long advocate for women's and civil rights.

Rosemary Roberts Cloud - First AA Female U.S Fire Chief.

Rosemary Roberts Cloud - the first African American Female Fire Chief in the United States. She retired Jan. 2015 after twelve years as Chief.

The first black woman to serve as a mayor of a major U.S. city was Sharon Pratt Dixon Kelly, Washington, DC, 1991–1995. Read more: Famous Firsts by African Americans (Inventors, Government, Law, Literature, Film) | Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/spot/bhmfirsts.html#ixzz2alRkGsME

The first African-American woman to serve as a Mayor of a major U. city was Sharon Pratt Dixon Kelly, Washington, DC,

Queen Liliʻuokalani - last ruler of Hawaii - as a teenager. Her statement of surrender to the US ended:"...Now, to avoid any collision of armed forces and perhaps loss of life, I do, under this protest, and impelled by said forces, yield my authority until such time as the Government of the United States shall, upon the facts being presented to it, undo the action of its representative and reinstate me in the authority which I claim as the constitutional sovereign of the Hawaiian Islands."

Lydia Kamakaʻeha Pākī, the future Queen Liliuokalani and the last ruler of Hawaii in her youth possibly at Royal School,

George Washington Carver overcame slavery to achieve fame as a scientist, botanist, and educator. Amazing!

George Washington Carver overcame slavery to achieve fame as a scientist, botanist, and educator. (KO) What a wonderful man. He overcame so much, then went onto to achieve amazing things. He was a great blessing to this country.

Janie L. Mines, is America's first black female graduate of the United States Naval Academy ( #USNA ). A graduate from the Class of  1980, she also served in the Senior Executive Service (SES), as Senior Advisor (Business Processes), Office of the Secretary of the Navy.

US Naval Academy - Midshipman Miles was the first African-American woman, and was among the first group of women to graduate from the U. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland in

Dr. Dorothy Lavinia Brown  was the first African American woman surgeon in the South.

Dorothy Lavinia Brown was a Bennett and Meharry alum who was the first African American woman surgeon in the South as well as the first African American woman to serve in the Tennessee state legislature.

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.

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

NASA's first African-American manager.  Dorothy Johnson Vaughan (1910–2008) was an African American mathematician who worked at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), the predecessor agency to NASA. Prior to arriving at NACA's Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory in 1943.

NASA's first African-American manager. Dorothy Johnson Vaughan was an African American mathematician who worked at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), the predecessor agency to NASA. Prior to arriving at NACA's Langley Mem

The first black Miss USA Carol_Ann-Marie_Gist . It is not Kenya Moore as she likes to state.

The first black Miss USA Carol_Ann-Marie_Gist . It is not Kenya Moore as she likes to state. And Carol Ann Marie Gist is so much prettier and classier than she will ever be.

Today in Black History, 9/22/2013 - James Wormley Jones was the first African American special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation on November 19, 1919. For more info, check out today's notes!

James Wormley Jones (September 1884 – December was an African-American policeman, World War I veteran, and FBI agent. Jones is most widely known for being the first African-American FBI special agent.

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