Little Known Black Herstory Facts Written by TheOriginalBlackWoman The First Black Supermodel, Whom History Forgot • Donyale Luna became the first black supermodel nearly 50 years ago. At the height of her career, the New York Times called Luna “a stunning Negro model whose face had the hauteur and feline grace of Nefertiti.” Read more at nymag.com From Kingpinnn, Tumblr Dr. Eliza Ann Grier. Born a slave she became the first African-American to practice medicine in Georgia. From Youtube.com Mattiwilda Dobbs (b. 1925) is an American opera singer, one of the first African Americans to achieve international acclaim in the art form. After winning an international competition in Geneva, Switzerland, the Spelman graduate launched a career that took her across Europe. In 1953, she became the first African American women to sing at the famed La Scala opera house in Milan, Italy. Read more at GeorgiaEncyclopedia.org Willa Beatrice Brown, the first black woman to receive a commission as a lieutenant in the U.S. Civil Air Patrol. She trained Air Force pilots during in the 1940s. From Buzzfeed.com Matice Wright, the Navy’s first African-American female naval flight officer. From Buzzfeed.com A vintage photo of Janet Harmon Waterford Bragg ( 1907-1993) Although she was a registered nurse, she always dreamed of flying.She became one of first African-American women to hold a Commercial Pilot’s license in 1942. She said of her very colorful past: ” I’m not afraid of tomorrow because I have seen yesterday and today is beautiful.”(1991) photo via Pinterest From Black History Day, Tumblr Advertisements Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogleTumblrPinterestLinkedInEmailPrintLike this:Like Loading... One thought on “Little Known Black Herstory Facts” Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.