Little Known Black Herstory Facts

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.
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:
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.:
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.
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.:
Matice Wright, the Navy’s first African-American female naval flight officer. From Buzzfeed.com
deweydell25: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
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
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