profeminist: ““❤ these photos of Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe and Octavia Spencer dressed as their characters in Fox “Hidden Figures”! In the film, which will tell the true story of the African American women mathematicians who were behind.
Susie King Taylor (August 1848 - October first African American army nurse; the only African American woman to publish a memoir of her wartime experiences; also the first African American to teach openly in a school for former slaves in Georgia.
Elizabeth Ann Grier, the first African-American woman licensed to practice medicine in Georgia. She was an emancipated slave who alternated every year of her medical education with a year of picking cotton in order to pay for her training.
Frederick Fritz Pollard ~ Frederick Douglass "Fritz" Pollard (January 1894 – May was the first Black American head coach in the National Football League (NFL). Pollard along with Bobby Marshall were the first two Black American players in the NFL in
History, this is FANTASTIC i wish i could hang this on my wall, what an amazing reminder of just how short black history is, and how far we have to go. I dispise Obama but not for his race and recognize how far we've come!
18 Stunning Photos Of Black Women At Work During World War II
Women in the War Industry-Amanda Smith, an African-American woman employed in the Long Beach Plant of the Douglas Aircraft Company- Between 1940 and approximately one million civilian African Americans entered the labor force; of them were female.