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Two unidentified Harlem Globetrotter basketball players posing with unidentified woman in formal dress.

Harlem Globetrotters January 1957 Paul S. Henderson inch black and white negative Henderson Collection, Maryland Historical Society

Jane Bolin was the first black woman to graduate from Yale Law School, and in 1939, she made headlines when the New York mayor appointed her to the Domestic Relations Court, making her the first black female judge in the U.S.

Jane M. Bolin was the African American woman graduate of Yale Law School & the first Black female judge in the United States. She's pictured here in July 1939 after her appointment by NYC Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia. Judge Bolin retired in 40 y

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.

Children in unidentified theater.   Baltimore, Maryland,   ca. 1950-1960.   Paul Henderson (1899-1988).   4 x 5 inch acetate negative.   Baltimore City Life Museum Collection.   Maryland Historical Society,  HEN.00.B1-024.

Children in theater-Baltimore, Maryland--ca. Paul Henderson 4 x 5 inch acetate negativeBaltimore City Life Museum CollectionMaryland Historical Society; possibly taken in the Regent Theatre.

Estere Rolle....1974

Esther Rolle trying on a dress in the Joseph Magnin store in Beverly Hills in Photo: Isaac Sutton/Ebony.

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dandridgelove: Dorothy Dandridge, Joyce Bryant, Lena Horne, and Diahann Carroll are legendary women who continue to inspire and captivate generation after generation with their magnificent beauty and talents!

“Dr. Olivia Hooker the first African-American woman to have entered the U.S. Coast Guard, which she…”

“Dr. Olivia Hooker the first African-American woman to have entered the U.S. Coast Guard, which she…”

Oct. 9, 1974: Mike Marson, nineteen, debuts with the Washington Capitols of the National Hockey League. He is the NHL's second black player after Willie O’Ree, who debuted in 1958.

Mike Marson, nineteen, debuts with the Washington Capitols of the National Hockey League. He is the NHL's second black player after Willie O’Ree, who debuted in

Esther Popel, poet of the Harlem Renaissance and first known female black graduate of Dickinson

Esther Popel, poet of the Harlem Renaissance and first known female African American graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.

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