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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

Portrait of a young African American woman identified as Mrs. Will Richardson. Photographed circa 1907 in Junction City, Kansas.

Portrait of a young American Negro woman identified as Mrs. Will Richardson. Photographed circa 1907 in Junction City, Kansas.

Dorothy Dandridge (1922-1965): African-American film and theatre actress, singer and dancer.

Most Beautiful Black Women Of All Time. (Wentworth Miller, Gabrielle Union, attractive) - Celebrities -Hollywood news and gossip, music, movie and TV stars - Page 9

Sheena Wright becomes the first woman, and first African-American woman, to be president of the United Way of New York City.

Sheena Wright Becomes First African-American Female President & CEO of United Way of NYC

Sheena Wright becomes the first woman, and first Amer-African woman, to be president of the United Way of New York City.

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!

Hazel Scott - (1920-1981) Jazz Musician.  Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, she began playing piano at the age of two. Hazel began formal music training after the family had moved to the United States in 1924 and recieved 6 scholarships to Julliard School of Music - which she had to turn down as she was only 14.  During the early 1950s, she became the first black woman to have her own television show, but due to accusations of being a communist; her show was canceled.

Hazel Scott (wife of Adam Clayton Powell) was the first black woman to have her own television show. She was blacklisted during the McCarthy era and her show was quickly cancelled.

Della Reese, a multi-talented entertainer   Date:  Mon, 1931-07-06 *Della Reese was born this date in 1931. She is an African American actress, singer, television star and ordained minister.

Della Reese Delloreese Patricia Early, known professionally as Della Reese (born July singer, game show panelist of the one-time talk-show hostess and ordained minister.

Dr. Eliza Ann Grier was the first Black American woman licensed to practice medicine in Georgia.

Elizabeth Ann Grier, the first African-American woman licensed to practice medicine in Georgia. She was an emancipated slave who alternated every year of her medical education with a year of picking cotton in order to pay for her training.

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Mensa Invites New Orleans Girl into Genius Society: Anala Beevers scored above a 145 on intelligence tests, and placed in the top one percent of Mensans worldwide. NOLA girls are the best ☺

madeline 'sahji' jackson a stunning 1940's exotic 'shake' dancer weeeerkin' some great hair.

Madeline “Sahji” Jackson, one of the most popular exotic dancers of her day and cousin of Margot Webb, a headline dancer at the Cotton Club from 1933 to

Lawanda Page.. aunt Ester

LaWanda Page--Sanford and Son--Aunt Esther. I so enjoyed her on the hit sitcom "Sanford & Son". She was hilarious as she called Fred Sanford, "A fish eyed fool".

trina parks - first black Bond girl.

Trina Parks (born December is an American actress, vocalist, choreographer, principal dancer and dance instructor, best known for portraying Thumper in Diamonds Are Forever.