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With her cute little dress, bows in her hair, and her lunch box she seemed fearless. On November 14, 1960 six year old Rub Bridges was on her way to William Frantz Elementary School, for her first…

Ruby Bridges

With her cute little dress, bows in her hair, and her lunch box she seemed fearless. On November 14, 1960 six year old Rub Bridges was on her way to William Frantz Elementary School, for her first…

"I am at once a physician, a citizen and a woman, and I am not willing to stand aside and allow this concept of expendable human lives to turn this great land of ours into just another exclusive reservation where only the perfect, the privileged and the planned have the right to live". - Dr. Mildred Jefferson (1926-2010) The first black woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School

"I am at once a physician, a citizen and a woman, and I am not willing to stand aside and allow this concept of expendable human lives to turn this great land of ours into just another exclusive reservation where only the perfect, the privileged and the planned have the right to live". - Dr. Mildred Jefferson (1926-2010) The first black woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School

Marjorie Lee Browne - one of the first African American women to receive a Doctorate in mathematics.  Alma mater - University of Michigan

Marjorie Lee Browne - one of the first African American women to receive a Doctorate in mathematics. Alma mater - University of Michigan

Jefferson Thomas, 68, one of the “Little Rock Nine,” the nine black students who chose to attend all-white Central High School in 1957, three years after the Supreme Court outlawed de j…

The Little Rock Nine Are Now Eight: The Ancestors Bring Home Jefferson Thomas

Jefferson Thomas, 68, one of the “Little Rock Nine,” the nine black students who chose to attend all-white Central High School in 1957, three years after the Supreme Court outlawed de j…

Mary Eliza Mahoney was the 1st African-American RN. In 1878, at age 33, she was admitted into the nursing program at New England Hospital for Women & Children, Roxbury, MA. 16 months later, she was one of 4 who completed the course(of 42 who started with her). In 1908, she co-founded the Nat. Assoc. of Colored GN's(NACGN). In 1936, the NACGN created an award in honor of Mahoney for women who contributed to racial integration in nursing. In 1976, she was inducted into the Nursing Hall of…

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Mary Eliza Mahoney was the 1st African-American RN. In 1878, at age 33, she was admitted into the nursing program at New England Hospital for Women & Children, Roxbury, MA. 16 months later, she was one of 4 who completed the course(of 42 who started with her). In 1908, she co-founded the Nat. Assoc. of Colored GN's(NACGN). In 1936, the NACGN created an award in honor of Mahoney for women who contributed to racial integration in nursing. In 1976, she was inducted into the Nursing Hall of…

Shirley Chisholm (1924 - 2005)  "Unbought and Unbossed" Chisholm was the first African American woman in Congress, a 1972 candidate for president, and a life long advocate for women's and civil rights.

Shirley Chisholm (1924 - 2005) "Unbought and Unbossed" Chisholm was the first African American woman in Congress, a 1972 candidate for president, and a life long advocate for women's and civil rights.

Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin (8/31/1842 - 3/13/1924) was responsible for the merger of other African American women's organizations into the National Association of Colored Women in 1896. She had previously founded the American Woman Suffrage Association of Boston with Julia Ward Howe and Lucy Stone, and was a member of several other predominantly white women's organizations. Her husband, George Lewis Ruffin, was the first African American graduate of Harvard Law School. #TodayInBlackHistory

Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin (8/31/1842 - 3/13/1924) was responsible for the merger of other African American women's organizations into the National Association of Colored Women in 1896. She had previously founded the American Woman Suffrage Association of Boston with Julia Ward Howe and Lucy Stone, and was a member of several other predominantly white women's organizations. Her husband, George Lewis Ruffin, was the first African American graduate of Harvard Law School. #TodayInBlackHistory

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