Little Known Black Herstory Facts

Zykiya Randall ("Z").......the youngest and First African American Female Golfer to win first place in US Womens Open Qualifier:

Zykiya Randall (“Z”)…….the youngest and First African American Female Golfer to win first place in US Women’s Open Qualifier. Source: Pinterest

 

Queen Liliʻuokalani - last ruler of Hawaii - as a teenager. Her statement of surrender to the US ended: "Now, to avoid any collision of armed forces and perhaps loss of life, I do, under this protest, and impelled by said forces, yield my authority until such time as the Government of the United States shall, upon the facts being presented to it, undo the action of its representative and reinstate me in the authority which I claim as the constitutional sovereign of the Hawaiian Islands.":

Queen Liliʻuokalani – last ruler of Hawaii – as a teenager. Her statement of surrender to the US ended: “Now, to avoid any collision of armed forces and perhaps loss of life, I do, under this protest, and impelled by said forces, yield my authority until such time as the Government of the United States shall, upon the facts being presented to it, undo the action of its representative and reinstate me in the authority which I claim as the constitutional sovereign of the Hawaiian Islands.” Read more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liliuokalani

 

Valaida Snow (1903-1956) Black female trumpeter, leader of all girl band. While touring in Europe captured by the nazi's and detained in concentration camp for two years.:

Valaida Snow (1903-1956) Black female trumpeter, leader of all girl band. While touring in Europe, she was captured by the nazi’s and detained in a concentration camp for two years. Read more at http://www.jazz.com/encyclopedia/snow-valaida-valada

The state of California was named after the mythical Black Queen Califia. According to the story, California was an island where only Black women lived. The women were the most powerful women in the world. When Cortez arrived in California, searching for this mythical queen, her influence on him was so severe, he paid tribute to this powerful Black Woman Queen Califia by naming the state after her. California literally means, “the land where Black women live.":

The state of California was named after the mythical Black Queen Califia. According to the story, California was an island where only Black women lived. The women were the most powerful women in the world. When Cortez arrived in California, searching for this mythical queen, her influence on him was so severe, he paid tribute to this powerful Black Woman Queen Califia by naming the state after her. California literally means, “the land where Black women live.” Read more at http://www.frenchcreoles.com/CreoleCulture/famouscreoles/Adah%20Menken%20Isaac/SAVANNAH%20CHURCHILLcalifa.html

Brigadier General Hazel W. Johnson-Brown. The first African American female General and the first Black Chief of the US Army Nursing Corps.:

Brigadier General Hazel W. Johnson-Brown. The first African American female General and the first Black Chief of the US Army Nursing Corps. Read 7 more facts about her life and legacy at http://blackartblog.blackartdepot.com/african-american-history/buffalo-soldiers/brigadier-general-hazel-johnson-brown.html#.VlHqh9Lntkh
Dr. Velma Scantlebury is the first African American female transplant surgeon in America. She is currently the associate director of the Kidney Transplant Program at Christiana Care in Delaware. With more than 200 live donor kidney transplants under her career, she holds extensive research credit in African American kidney donation.:

Dr. Velma Scantlebury is the first African American female transplant surgeon in America. She is currently the associate director of the Kidney Transplant Program at Christiana Care in Delaware. With more than 200 live donor kidney transplants under her career, she holds extensive research credit in African American kidney donation. Read more at http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/psjournal/archive/spring_summer_2007/alumni.html

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