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Mae C Jemison, the first black Asrtonaut.  She went to Standford and majored in chemical engineering, then she went to Cornell and got her doctorate.   She was discouraged from pursuing her dream when she was a child.  Look at her now.

Mae Carol Jemison is an American physician and NASA astronaut. She became the first African American woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September

Dr. Alexa Irene Canady became the first African American female to become a neurosurgeon in the United States.

Alexa Irene Canady had almost dropped out of college as an undergraduate, but after recovering her self-confidence she went on to qualify as the first African American woman neurosurgeon in the United States.

Sherian Grace Cadoria (b.1943) was the first African American female general in the United States Army and the highest ranking female at the time of her retirement in 1990 with the rank of Brigadier General. She is a graduate of Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and holds a Master of Arts degree in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma. Initially in the Women's Army Corps, she transferred to the Military Police Corps in the 1970s.

Sherian Grace Cadoria was the first Black female General in the US Army and the highest ranking female at the time of her retirement in 1990 with the rank of Brigadier General.

Dr. Ruth Simmons: First African-American woman to lead an Ivy League universityDr. Ruth Simmons is not your average academic. In 2001, Simmons was named president of Brown University—the first African-American woman to be at the helm of an Ivy League university. Immediately prior to taking over at Brown, Simmons served as president of another prestigious school, the Seven-Sister institution Smith College.Simmons did not have an easy path to academic super-stardom. One of 11 children born to…

Ruth Simmons: First African-American woman to lead an Ivy League university. In Simmons was named president of Brown University. Immediately prior to taking over at Brown, Simmons served as president of the Seven-Sister institution Smith College.

Ms. Rowena O. Stewart, 83 "She was the catalyst that started the Association of African American Museums," former colleague John E. Fleming wrote on an online condolences and tribute page. "As one of the first presidents of the association, she kept the organization running at a time when there were few resources to do so. She was instrumental in developing museums, ground-breaking exhibitions and mentoring young museum professionals. She was a giant in the field."

Rowena Stewart was nationally known as one of the foremost African-American museum directors. Stewart led four major African-American historical museum soc

Angela Davis and Toni Morrison

Writers Angela Davis and Toni Morrison. Wallpaper and background photos of Angela Davis and Toni Morrison for fans of Feminism images.

Matice Wright, the Navy’s first black female naval flight officer.

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Examine the PBS "The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow" resource to give valuable context to the Gr 9 Unit 2 novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Link: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/

Jim Crow laws were a legal segregation laws that prevent African Americans from being equal to white people. Even though these laws were made in the early they continued on into the as the basis of the Civil Rights Movement.

Thurgood Marshall became the first African American Supreme Court justice on August 30th, 1967.

photo is of Thurgood Marshall. Thurgood Marshall became the first African American Supreme Court justice on August

Carol Mosley Braun became the first African-American woman elected to the United States Senate in 1992. She served until 1999.

Carol Mosley Braun became the first African-American woman elected to the United States Senate in She served until SIGMA THETA

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