Dorothy Lavinia Brown was a Bennett and Meharry alum who was the first African American woman surgeon in the South as well as the first African American woman to serve in the Tennessee state legislature.
Spelman History is Women's History: Dr. Georgia Dwelle, -- When she entered Meharry Medical College in Dwelle became the first Spelman graduate to attend medical school, and in 1920 she established the Dwelle Infirmary, Georgia's first general
Constance Baker Motley -Wrote the original complaint for Brown v. Board of Education -The first African-American woman to argue a case before the US Supreme Court -The first African-American woman elected to the NY State Senate -The first.
The Many Lives of Pauli Murray She was an architect of the civil-rights struggle—and the women’s movement. Why haven’t you heard of her? It was Pauli Murray’s fate to be both ahead of her time and behind the scenes.
Williams the first black woman to direct & produce a film. Her film "Flames of Wrath" was a crime drama & was released in Julie Dash was the first African American woman to have a national release with her film "Daughters of the Dust", in
Room of slave who had six of Thomas Jefferson's children is discovered
Homer Harris, became the first African American to captain a Big Ten Conference football team, in He had been denied access to the NFL because it wasn't integrated yet. So, Harris turned to coaching and then became a prominent northwest doctor.
Two prominent figures of the Harlem Renaissance: Nora Holt was the first African American to earn a master's degree in the USA. Carl Van Vechten was a patron of the arts, author, & photographer. Van Vechten and Nora Holt seen here at Yale, June
Today, October we celebrate the life and times of Ann Petry (October 1908 – April an African American author who became the first black woman writer with book sales topping a million copies for her novel The Street.