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Josephine Baker in her World War II Uniform, c. 1945 During World War II, Josephine served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement.

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34 American Lady Scientists Who Changed The World

Roger Arliner Young (1889–1964) was a zoologist and biologist and the first African-American woman to receive a doctorate in zoology. During her long career she studied radiation, paramecium, and hydration and dehydration of living cells. | 34 American Lady Scientists Who Changed The World

Before Venus and Serena, there was Althea Gibson, Women's Wimbledon Winner by Black History Album, via Flickr

First African-American actress to win an Emmy for Outstanding Performance in a Dramatic Series in 1970 Actress Gail Fisher (photo taken in 1973).

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broadway performer and opera singer - 1st african-american to study at curtis institute of music in philadelphia (graduated in the same class as leonard bernstein and issac stern) - muriel smith #blackbeauty