African American Ladies

Published: 02nd February 2010
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Enjoy the following collection of great African American ladies.

As you can tell the list is not exhaustive there are hundreds more where it came from. This is a list of some of those famous African American women who have made a mark on this world. This is not written in any order of preference. Sit back and enjoy the show.

1. Oprah Winfrey: born January 29, 1954 Television host, philanthropist, producer and actress

2. Whoopi Goldberg: born November 13, 1955 Actress, comedian, talk show host, singer, songwriter and activist

3. Michelle Obama: born January 17, 1964 First African-American First Lady of the United States and lawyer

4. Whitney Houston: born August 9, 1963 Singer and actress

5. Rosa Parks: February 4, 1913 - October 24, 2005 Civil rights activist

6. Harriet Tubman: c. 1822 - March 10, 1913 Slave Abolitionist, suffragist, humanitarian and union spy

7. Condoleezza Rice: born November 14, 1954 Diplomat, professor and author

8. Alfre Woodard: born November 8, 1952 Actress

9. Angela Davis: born January 26, 1944 Civil rights activist, feminist, socialist and political activist

10. Maya Angelou: born April 4, 1928 Poet, civil rights activist, author, producer, playwright, director, actress and dancer

11. Bell Hooks: born September 25, 1952 Social activist, author and feminist

12. Ella Fitzgerald: April 25, 1917 - June 15, 1996 Jazz singer

13. Billy Holiday: April 7, 1915 - July 17, 1959 Jazz singer and songwriter

14. Toni Morrison: born February 18, 1931 Author, editor and professor

15. Josephine Baker: June 3, 1906 - April 12, 1975 Dancer, singer and actress

16. Coretta Scott King: April 27, 1927 - January 30, 2006 Activist for civil rights, women's rights, human rights, equal rights, she was also an author

17. Ruby Dee: born October 27, 1924 Actress , playright, activist, poet, screenwriter and journalist

18. Lena Horne: born June 30, 1917 Actress and singer

19. Audre Lorde: February 18, 1934 - November 17, 1992 Writer, poet and activist

20. Marian Anderson: February 27, 1897 - April 8, 1993 Opera Singer

21. Gwendolyn Brooks: June 7, 1917 - December 3, 2000 Writer and Poet

22. Madam C.J. Walker: December 23, 1867 - May 25, 1919 Business Women and Philantropist

23. Dorothy Dandridge: November 9, 1922 - September 8, 1965 Actress and Singer

24. Sojourner Truth: c.1797 - November 26, 1883 Women's rights activist, abolitionist and author

25. Queen Latifah: born March 18, 1970 Actress, singer, songwriter and producer

26. Mary McLeod Bethune: July 10, 1875 - May 18, 1955 Civil rights leader, educator and author

27. Zora Neale Hurston: January 7, 1891' January 28, 1960 Folklorist, Writer and anthropologist

28. Marian Wright Edelman: born June 6, 1939 Children's rights activist, civil rights activist and lawyer

29. Regina Anderson: May 21, 1901 - February 5, 1993 Playwright and librarian

30. Ethel Waters: October 31, 1896 - September 1, 1977 Blues and Jazz Singer and actress

31. Ida Wells-Barnett: July 16, 1862'March 25, 1931 Journalist, news editor, civil rights activist and women's rights activist

32. Aretha Franklin: born March 25, 1942 Singer, songwriter and pianist

33. Daisy Bates: November 11, 1914 - November 4, 1999 Civil rights activist, publisher and author

34. Marita Bonner: June 16, 1899 - 1971 Writer, essayist and playright

35. Hallie Quinn Brown: 1849 - 1949 Educator, writer and activist

36. Cicely Tyson: born December 19, 1933 Actress

37. Shirley Chisholm: November 30, 1924 - January 1, 2005 Politician, educator and author

38. Althea Gibson: August 25, 1927 - September 28, 2003 World champion tennis player

39. Angelina Weld Grimke: Playwright, teacher, journalist and poet

40. Angela Bassett: born August 16, 1958 Actress

41. Fannie Lou Hamer: October 6, 1917 - March 14, 1977 Civil rights activist

42. Lorraine Hansberry: May 19, 1930' January 12, 1965 Playwright and author

43. Nina Simone: February 21, 1933 - April 21, 2003 Singer, songwriter, pianist and civil rights activist

44. Phillis Wheatley: 1753 - December 5, 1784 Poet

45. Bessie Coleman: January 26, 1892 - April 30, 1926 Pioneer aviator

46. Alice Walker: born February 9, 1944 Womanist, author, poet and social activist

47. Mae Jemison: born October 17, 1956 Astronaut and physician

48. Tina turner: born November 26, 1939 Singer and actress

49. Bessie Blount: November 24, 1914-unknown Scientist and inventor

50. Marie Maynard Daly: 16 April 1921-28 October 2003 Scientist

I hope you enjoyed this list of amazing famous African American women. For more information put their names in Google and enjoy what comes up.


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Wadzanai Nenzou Is Interested In Amazing People's Lives. For Quotes By Famous People Go To Her Inspirational Quotes Website
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