(she shares my birthday - 30 Nov!) Delta Sigma Theta Soror Shirley Chisholm - "Unbought and Unbossed" Chisholm was the first African American woman in Congress, a 1972 candidate for president, and a life long advocate for women's and civil rights.
George Washington Carver overcame slavery to achieve fame as a scientist, botanist, and educator. (KO) What a wonderful man. He overcame so much, then went onto to achieve amazing things. He was a great blessing to this country.
Rosa Parks,Honoured only years later. Was a civil rights activist who refused to give her seat away to a white passenger on a 'coloured' section of the bus. Her act and the Montgomery bus boycott are important events to the civil rights movement.
Willa Brown the first African-American woman to hold both a commercial and private license in the USA, she founded the National Negro Airmen Association of America and was the first African-American female to be an officer in the Civil Air Patrol.
Sarah Breedlove better known as Madam CJ Walker Thank you Madame C. Walker was the first African American Female millionaire. She created the hot comb, that devise used to straighten hair, along with hair care products.
Actress Esther Rolle trying on a dress the Joseph Magnin store in Beverly Hills in Best known as Florida Evans on “Good Times,” Ms. Rolle was born to Bahamian immigrant parents in Pompano Beach, Florida, the of 18 children.
Margaret Higgins Sanger (September 1879 September was an American birth control activist, sex educator, and nurse. Sanger coined the term birth control, opened the first birth control clinic in the United States, and established Planned Parenthood.