Twitter has been educating people regarding all the fabulous things women of color have achieved, been the “first” to do, and more! From famous individuals to the women who are quietly making strides in your local neighborhood, we picked a few of our favorites. Check out these historical facts about the accomplishments of our Black women.
1. MICHELLE OBAMA
The ONLY first lady to have graduated from an Ivy League university for undergrad. She went to Princeton University.
2. WHITNEY HOUSTON
The late singer was the executive producer for both ‘The Princess Diaries’ AND ‘The Cheetah Girls’!
3. JANET JACKSON
The first Black woman to win MTV’s Video Vanguard Award in 1990.
4. SARAH GOODE
The first African-American woman to receive a patent for the cabinet bed.
5. JACKIE ORMES
The first and only Black woman cartoonist until the 1990s.
6. MAE JEMISON
The first African-American woman in space (1992).
7. HARRIET TUBMAN
The American abolitionist and humanitarian led hundreds of enslaved people to freedom.