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Lorraine Hansberry, American playwright and author of political speeches, letters, and essays, best known for her work, A Raisin in the Sun which was the first play written by an African-American woman to be produced on Broadway. Aged 29, she became the youngest American playwright and only the fifth woman to receive the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. #women #literature #adelinereads #adelineloves

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Lady Jaguars: 10 Famous Women Who Attended Spelman College

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Famous Black Women Entrepreneurs --The African American Heritage told By Gramps James

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A portrait of Jarena Lee, the first African American woman to publish an autobiography. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “10 Famous African Americans in 17th & 18th Century History.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/10-notable-african-americans-in-17th-18th-century-history.html

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Lauren London in 2nd Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon

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Though born into slavery Biddy Mason gained freedom for herself and her children in 1856. Only ten years later she had saved enough money to purchase property, making her the first African American women to own land in Los Angeles. A nurse and midwife by profession, she helped found the first elementary school for African American children in Los Angeles,

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Historic Innovators: 9 Great African-American Women Inventors

Historic Innovators: 9 Great African-American Women Inventors http://madamenoire.com/261389/historic-innovators-9-great-african-american-women-inventors/#O1AvaaWAxLs8m6FT.99

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Shirley Chisholm 1969 of New York, becomes the first Black woman in Congress. Her motto is, "Unbought and unbossed." She served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 14 years. Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) becomes the first black woman U.S. Representative. Read more: Famous Firsts by American Women, 1901–Present | Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/spot/womensfirsts2.html#ixzz2XSMje5Ep

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