Georgia Ann Robinson (1879-1961) became the first African-American female police officer in the country, Los Angeles, 1916. Première noire américaine officier de police des Etats-Unis, Los Angeles, 1916 -  http://www.szone.us/gallery/image-6482.html

Georgia Ann Robinson became the first black female police officer in the country, Los Angeles, 1916

Dr. Dorothy Lavinia Brown  was the first African American woman surgeon in the South.

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.

"Dr. Georgia Dwelle, the first Spelman College alumna to attend medical school, established the Dwelle Infirmary in 1920 in Atlanta. It was Georgia's first general hospital for African Americans, and its first obstetrical hospital for African American women. The infirmary, which also featured a pediatric clinic, was Georgia's first venereal disease clinic for African Americans, and offered Atlanta's first "Mother's Club" for African American women.

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 (1921-2005)  -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 female Manhattan Borough President  -The first female African-American district court judge

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.

Pauli Murray, civil rights lawyer and Episcopal priest, was born in 1910. She became the first African American person to earn a doctorate at Yale Law School in 1965. Murray also co-founded the National Organization for Women. In 1977, Murray made history again when she became ordained as an Episcopal priest.

Dr Anna Pauline "Pauli" Murray, first black woman Episcopal priest, among her many other notable accomplishments.

Max Robinson was the first African American broadcast network news anchor in the history of American television..

Max Robinson the first black broadcast network news anchor in the history of American television.

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?

The Civil-Rights Luminary You’ve Never Heard Of

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.

Maria P. Williams is the first black woman to direct & produce a film. Her film Flames of Wrath was a crime drama & was released in 1923. It was an extraordinary accomplishment. Black female directors have faced enormous obstacles since Ms Williams shot her ground-breaking film. It took over a half century for another black female director to have a nationally released film. Julie Dash was the first African American woman to have a national release with her film Daughters of the Dust, in…

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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

Frederick Madison Roberts was the son of Andrew Jackson Roberts and Ellen Wayles Hemings -...

Room of slave who had six of Thomas Jefferson's children is discovered

Frederick Madison Roberts Descendant of Pres.Thomas Jefferson & his slave Sally Hemmings, He was the first African American member of the California legislature. (See above for pin of Sally Hemmings).

Mary Sullivan the first female NYPD detective 1912.

Mary Sullivan, first female police detective of NYPD. I bet she didn't fuck with her married FTO.

Meet Homer Harris. In 1937, after becoming the first African American to captain a Big Ten Conference football team and being denied access to the NFL because it wasn't integrated yet, Harris turned to coaching and then became a prominent northwest doctor. Learn more about this remarkable Seattleite on BlackPast.org

Donor honors Seattle legend with $1.3 million park

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.

Dr. May Edward Chinn (April 15, 1896 – December 1, 1980) was an African-American woman physician. She was the first African-American woman to graduate from Bellevue Hospital Medical College and the first African-American woman to intern at Harlem Hospital. In her private practice, she provided care for patients who would not otherwise receive treatment due to racism or classism.

Beneatha would admire Dr. May Edward Chinn because she was the first female African American Doctor.

Nora Holt was the first African American to earn a master's degree in the USA.    Carl Van Vechten and Nora Holt at Yale, June 22, 1955

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

Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin (8/31/1842 - 3/13/1924) was responsible for the merger of other African American women's organizations into the National Association of Colored Women in 1896. She had previously founded the American Woman Suffrage Association of Boston with Julia Ward Howe and Lucy Stone, and was a member of several other predominantly white women's organizations. Her husband, George Lewis Ruffin, was the first African American graduate of Harvard Law School. #TodayInBlackHistory

Pierre Ruffin (August 1842 - March was responsible for the merger of other African American women's organizati.

Today, October 12th, we celebrate the life and times of Ann Petry (October 12, 1908 – April 28, 1997); an African American author who became the first black woman writer with book sales topping a million copies for her novel The Street.

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.

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