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Thelma Porter, Miss Subways New York City, 1948. Thelma was the first woman to integrate a beauty contest in America and became the first African American Miss Subways in April, 1948.

Midcentury Breakthrough: Classic Beauty: Thelma Porter, Miss Subways (New York City) 1948 Thelma was the first woman to integrate a beauty contest in America and became the first African American Miss Subways in April

Hellen Williams. The first women black super model.

Helen Williams, the first black supermodel and Vanessa Williams mother. polka dot dress shirt skirt in a full photo print ad model magazine

Janet Collins  |  FIRST Black Prima Ballerina of the Metropolitan Opera.

African American dancer, choreographer and painter, Janet Collins. In she became the first black artist to perform on stage at the Metropolitan Opera, New York

In 1973 when Revlon released its fragrance Charlie, ad campaigns featured models Shelley Hack, Charlie Stember, and, notably, Naomi Sims, making Sims the first African American woman in history to be featured in a cosmetic company's advertising.

When Revlon released its fragrance Charlie in the ad campaigns featured notably, Naomi Sims, making her the first African American woman in history to be featured in a cosmetic company's advertising.

Emily Jazmin Tatum Perez, 1st Black Female Cadet Command Sergeant Major in the history of the prestigious United States Military Academy at West Point. 2nd Lt  Perez was killed by an IED while serving in Iraq.  She received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart Medals and is buried at West Pointe Cemetery.  True Hero

Emily Perez, was the first female African American Cadet Command Sergeant Major in the history of the U. Military Academy at West Point. She was deployed to Iraq in December as a Medical Service Corps officer and killed when a makeshift bomb exploded ne

Janet DuBois

Ja’Net DuBois aka Willona from “Good Times” co-wrote “The Jeffersons” theme song and shared the stage with Sammy Davis in “Golden Boy”. Ja'Net was born and raised in Brooklyn.

Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama and her oldest daughter Malia Obama. by Starlene Sutton

Portrait, mid 1800s  ~Repinned Via C Vollmert

let's take a moment to appreciate this lovely picture by Maxim Vakhovskiy

Robert's Black Heritage Page Alex Haley's ancestor Chicken George, played by Ben Vereen in the 1977 TV miniseries Roots

Historical portrait of 'Chicken George', author Alex Haley's ancestor, who was played by Ben Vereen in the 1977 TV miniseries "Roots".

Thelma Johnson Streat was the first African American woman to have a painting exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, in 1942.

Today in Black History, - Thelma Johnson Streat was the first African American woman to have a painting exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, in For more info, check out today's notes!

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