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From A-Z: Dynamic Black Women In History  was originally published on hellobeautiful.com

1. Alice Walker

Alice Walker

2. Anna Tibaijuka (United Nations)

Anna Tibaijuka (United Nations)

3. Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde

4. Ayana Mathis

Ayana Mathis

5. Bebe Moore Campbell

Bebe Moore Campbell

6. bell hooks

bell hooks

7. Carol Moseley Braun

Carol Moseley Braun

8. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

9. Dame Eugenia Charles (Dominica)

Dame Eugenia Charles (Dominica)

10. Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks

11. Gloria Naylor

Gloria Naylor

12. Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks

13. Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman

14. Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells

15. Karen Bass

Karen Bass

16. Lorraine Hansberry

Lorraine Hansberry

17. Michaëlle Jean (Canada)

Michaëlle Jean (Canada)

18. Nikki Giovanni

Nikki Giovanni

19. Ntozake Shange

Ntozake Shange

20. Octavia Butler

Octavia Butler

21. Pearl Cleage

Pearl Cleage

22. Phillis Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley

23. Robin Kelly

Robin Kelly

24. Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

25. Ruth Simmons

Ruth Simmons

26. Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm

27. Susan Rice

Susan Rice

28. Suzan Lori-Parks

Suzan Lori-Parks

29. Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

30. Terry McMillan

Terry McMillan

31. Sonia Sanchez

Sonia Sanchez

32. Margaret Walker

Margaret Walker

33. Rebecca Walker

Rebecca Walker

34. J. California Cooper

J. California Cooper

35. Zane

Zane

36. Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston
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