"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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This art print is entitled "Great African American Women" by Wishum Gregory! How many of them can you name? A great historical and motivational piece!

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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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Carol Moseley Braun, politician and lawyer. She was the 1st & only African-American woman elected to the US Senate, the 1st African American US Senator for the Democratic Party, the 1st woman to defeat an incumbent US Senator in an election, & the 1st & only female Senator from IL. She was also the US Ambassador to New Zealand, a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, and a candidate for Chicago mayor. She is a graduate of UIC and UChicago Law School.

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Harriet Tubman became famous as a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad during the turbulent 1850s. Born a slave on Maryland's eastern shore, she endured the harsh existence of a field hand, including brutal beatings. In 1849 she fled slavery, despite a bounty on her head, she returned to the South at least 19 times to lead her family & hundreds of other slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Tubman also served as a scout, spy and nurse during the Civil War. #tubman

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Famous African American Women | Famous Black Women Entrepreneurs --The African American Heritage told ...

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We salute Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to be admitted into the astronaut training program. #Boomers50 #WomensHistoryMonth

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Bessie Coleman, the daughter of a poor, southern, African American family, became one of the most famous women and African Americans in aviation history.

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This is Alice Ball, the pharmaceutical chemist who in 1919 developed a medical treatment for Leprosy and gave hope to millions.

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