Miss New York became the first African America contestant in the Miss America pageant
First African American woman to grace the cover of a major fashion publication when she was featured on the cover of Glamour.
Shirley Chisom became the first African American woman candidate for President, with more than 150 delegate votes at the 1972 Democratic convention
Graduated from Tennessee State University with degree in Speech and Performing Arts
First female leader of the Black Panther Party
First African American woman Board Chair of the NAACP
Becomes first African American woman to enter the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.
Graduated from Bryn Maur Elementary School
Toni Morrison received the National Book Critics Award for Song of Solomon and United States Postal Service issued a stamp honoring Harriet Tubman.
African American woman opens the Black Fashion Museum in Harlem