Little Known Black Herstory Facts

Little Known Black History Fact:Raven Wilkinson-Long before African-American ballerina Misty Copeland danced her way into American Ballet Theater,Raven Wilkinson was already a living legend as the 1st African-American woman to be signed by a major ballet company. Although she faced extreme racism and almost left her field,her resilience in the face of adversity is admirable. She was born Anne Raven Wilkinson in Harlem on February 2, 1935,Parents Dr. Frost Wilkinson,a dentist & click to read more:

 Raven Wilkinson-Long before African-American ballerina Misty Copeland danced her way into American Ballet Theater,Raven Wilkinson was already a living legend as the 1st African-American woman to be signed by a major ballet company. Although she faced extreme racism and almost left her field,her resilience in the face of adversity is admirable. She was born Anne Raven Wilkinson in Harlem on February 2, 1935,Parents Dr. Frost Wilkinson,a dentist & click here to read more

Mme. Abomah (born 1862?) was known as the Amazon Giantess and the African Giantess. She has traveled all over the world as the tallest woman in the world: Australia, New Zealand, South America, France, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, England, Scotland and Ireland. She was billed as being 7'6Mme. Abomah (born 1862?) was known as the Amazon Giantess and the African Giantess. She has traveled all over the world as the tallest woman in the world: Australia, New Zealand, South America, France, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, England, Scotland and Ireland. She was billed as being 7’6″ tall, but photographic evidence suggests she was more in the 6’10” – 6’11” range… . Read more at http://kwekudee-tripdownmemorylane.blogspot.com/2012/09/mme-abomah-african-giantess-tallest.html

BETTY BOOP-Ms. ESTHER JONES, known by her stage name, "Baby Esther," was an African-American singer and entertainer in the late 1920s. She performed at the Cotton Club in Harlem. Singer Helen Kane saw her act in 1928 and (COPIED or stole) Ms. Jones' singing style, for a recording of "I Wanna Be Loved By You" Ms. Jones' singing style went on to become the inspiration for Max Fleischer's character's voice and singing style of BETTY BOOP, who was a Black. This is Kane pictured not Jones.: BETTY BOOP-Ms. ESTHER JONES, known by her stage name, “Baby Esther,” was an African-American singer and entertainer in the late 1920s. She performed at the Cotton Club in Harlem. Singer Helen Kane saw her act in 1928 and (COPIED or stole) Ms. Jones’ singing style, for a recording of “I Wanna Be Loved By You” Ms. Jones’ singing style went on to become the inspiration for Max Fleischer’s character’s voice and singing style of BETTY BOOP, who was a Black. This is Kane pictured not Jones. Read more at madamnoire.com

The story of Krotoa (also known as Eva), a woman born in the 1600s who interpreted for Dutch colonists...: Krotoa-Eva, a woman born in the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa in the 1600s interpreted for Dutch colonists. She started out as a household servant but learned Dutch and soon found herself working as an interpreter in high-stakes settings. Read more at http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs047/1106162828742/archive/1110130265019.html

Rosemary Roberts Cloud - the first African American Female Fire Chief in the United States.: Rosemary Roberts Cloud – the first African American Female Fire Chief in the United States. Read more at eastpointcity.org

Bernice Julia Hilbert, sister of Seattle resident Albert Hilbert, had her name legally changed to LaTanya Martinique. Around 1938 she received a Rosenwald Scholarship for fashion design; it is believed she was the first African American woman to receive this award.ca. 1945Picture is Bernice Julia Hilbert, sister of Seattle resident Albert Hilbert, had her name legally changed to LaTanya Martinique. Around 1938 she received a Rosenwald Scholarship for fashion design; it is believed she was the first African American woman to receive this award. ca. 1945 From vintageblackbeauty, tumblr

La Mulâtresse Solitude (1772-19 November 1802), was a slave rebel and heroine of the fight against slavery in Guadeloupe. Originally a slave, she was freed by the abolition of slavery in 1794 during the French revolution. When slavery was reintroduced on Guadeloupe by Napoleon in 1802, she joined Louis Delgrès call to fight for her freedom and took part in the Battle of the 18 May 1802. She was captured and executed by hanging after being granted to wait out her pregnancy.: La Mulâtresse Solitude (1772-19 November 1802), was a slave rebel and heroine of the fight against slavery in Guadeloupe. Originally a slave, she was freed by the abolition of slavery in 1794 during the French revolution. When slavery was reintroduced on Guadeloupe by Napoleon in 1802, she joined Louis Delgrès call to fight for her freedom and took part in the Battle of the 18 May 1802. She was captured and executed by hanging after being granted to wait out her pregnancy. From Tierra LaSha, Pinterest

Before the Williams Sisters - Margaret and Matilda Peters, affectionately known as ‘Pete” and Repeat’. The Peters made history with their doubles record from the 1930s to the 1950s. At a time when African Americans were not allowed to compete against whites, the Peters sisters played in the American Tennis Association, which was created specifically to give blacks a forum to play tennis competitively. Inducted into the USTA’s Mid-Atlantic Section Hall of Fame in 2003.: Before the Williams Sisters – Margaret and Matilda Peters, affectionately known as ‘Pete” and Repeat’. The Peters made history with their doubles record from the 1930s to the 1950s. At a time when African Americans were not allowed to compete against whites, the Peters sisters played in the American Tennis Association, which was created specifically to give blacks a forum to play tennis competitively. Inducted into the USTA’s Mid-Atlantic Section Hall of Fame in 2003. Read more at rewindingblack.com

Dr. Gwendolyn E. Boyd, first female president of HBCU Alabama State University her alma mater (summa cum laude grad) and first African American woman to receive the M.S. degree in mechanical engineering at Yale University. She serves as an iterant elder in the A.M.E. church and received her M.Div. degree from Howard University. She is currently pursing the D.Min. degree at Howard University School of Divinity.: Dr. Gwendolyn E. Boyd, first female president of HBCU Alabama State University her alma mater (summa cum laude grad) and first African American woman to receive the M.S. degree in mechanical engineering at Yale University. She serves as an iterant elder in the A.M.E. church and received her M.Div. degree from Howard University. She is currently pursing the D.Min. degree at Howard University School of Divinity. Read more at npr.org

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    1. and I forgot to add that “I Salute these AMAZING HERstory making sistas! conclusion. I’m not able to edit it. Sometimes I’m not able to edit my posts if need be, Do you know why that is?

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