Women who helped change the world For African Americans.

This Is a gallery of Art In Pictures I created of women who helped change the world for the better, not just for the African Americans. My idea was to create an African American wall of Women almost like the hallways of the White House of the Presidents.

Known As the First African American Female Pilot. Ms. Coleman was not able to learn to become a pilot, in the states. She was forced to go to france to get that education. Even after she returned she was given black stereotype opportunities in movies and events also. While she turned down some of those roles due to uncle tom attributes. She died and is credited with the first school for African Americans females pilots.
Ella Baker, one of the most influential women in her time. Her work helped support the start of the National Association Advancement Of Colored People (NAACP) and also the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) As the Young Negros Cooperative League. (YNCL) National organizer director, she was crucial in helping African Americans build economic and political solidarity. She not only fought for equality here in the states, but all over the world up to her death in 1986
World renowned Educator and civil rights leader, for human rights, women and advisor to five U.S Presidents to say the least. As President of the State Federation of Colored Womens Clubs. She fought against school segregation and health care for black children. While she was in charge of numerous counsels and presidential conferences. Dr. Bethune always made time for her students and others that she mentored. She also pressed for the integration of the American Red Cross and others. She started as a daughter of former slaves, while the school she started Bethune-Cookman University Still is a vision of hope for all people of color.
While most know her as Dr. Martin Luther Kings Wife, Mrs. King was so much more, she was an avid American civil rights leader working side by side with her husband in the Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped to pass the Civil Rights Act. She started the Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, Georgia. A violin player and a Bachelors in Music and Education. While after her husbands death. She continued the work until handing over the reigns to her son in 1995. She was also monumental in the 15 year fight to have her husbands birthday instituted as a national holiday.
Famous for refusal to surrender her bus seat to a White man. She has been coined by some as the "Queen of the Movement." Mainly because her actions sparked the famous Montgomery Bus Boycott. She worked with the NAACP as well as her husband even before her protest. In June of 1956 Rosa's Attorney Fred Gray filed suit that declared racial segregation (Jim Crow Laws) Unconstitutional, which was upheld on November 13, 1956 by the U. S. Supreme court.
She is known for improving the circumstances of African American women. She was also the President of the National Council of Negro Women. Granted the Presidential Medal of Freedon and the Congressional Gold medal are just a few of her achievements. A former staff member of the harlem YWCA she met Mary McLeod Bethune where the two became close. She worked with the "Big Six" of the Civil Rights Movement. Martin Luther King, A. Philip Randolph, Roy Wilkins, Whitney Young, John Lewis and James Farmer. One of the organizers of the famed march on Washington. She even helped found the National Womens Political Caucus with Floria Steinem, Betty Friedan and Shirley Chisholm. She was coined by President Obama " The Godmother of the Civil Rights Movement.
To name a few accomplishments include, lawyer, educator, activist, reformer, children advocate, administrator. She is the first African American women admitted to the Mississippi state bar. At 14 her dying fathers last words to her was "Don't let anything get in the way of your education." Studied Law at Yale and worked on projects as a student to register African American Voters in Mississippi. In the 1990's when Hillary Clinton's involvement with the Childrens Defense Fund had more attention. She did not hesitate to speak her mind criticizing the administration and there agenda. She has over 65 honorary degrees.
Known as the First Black Woman politician, she ran for president in 1972 with the slogan "Unsought and Unbossed". First black women elected to Congress for the 12th Congressional District, New York 1969-1983 (7 terms) known for hiring only women for her staff and taking positions against the vietnam war, minorities, and womens issues. Also, a founding member of the National Womens Political Caucus. She said of herself. "I want history to member me not just as the first black woman to be elected to congress not as the first black women to have made a bid for the presidencey of the United States, but as a black woman tho lived in the 20th century and dared to be herself."
Government Official, Civil Rights Activist, Judge and a Lawyer to sum up some of her accomplishments. She became the first female African American federal Judge in 1966, but before that time she joined the Legal Defense and Educational Fund of the NAACP and worked with Thurgood Marshall. Winner of multiple civil rights victories in the U.S Supreme Court. Represented Martin Luther King Jr, Served in the New York Senate. Was also a city Borough President. Was drawn into the civil rights movements after being banned from a public beach for being an African American. Later she would help draft the complaint in the 1950 Brown v. Board of Education landmark Suit. Which the court decided separate schooling for black and white students was unconstitutional. Represented MLK in the march so King could march in Albany, Georgia. Motley won 9 of 10 civil rights cases that she argued before the Supreme Court.
Known for her Strong Expressive Personality Fannie was walking by a Mississippi town center. Ms. Lou saw a sign by the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and decided to investigate. She joined the SYNC and worked as a field worker on the voter registration committee. Which prepared blacks to read and write so they could register to vote. While she had worked on a plantation with her family, when the owner of the plantation was told of the drive to vote. He threatened her and her family expulsion from the plantation. She left that night and stayed with friends. That night her and her friends where shot at by the KKK. She was beaten under the instructions of the police by inmates after attending the Democratic Convention in Atlantic City, NJ. As a result of that beating she suffered permanant Kidney Damage, a blood clot in the artery of her left eye, and a limp when she walked. She still managed to run for congress in the Mississippi state democratic primary in 1964. While unsuccessful, she went on to appear at rallies, visit colleges and universities around the country, to speak with students. She lead the cotton pickers resistance movement in 1965 and was a Democratic National Committee Representative from 1968-1971. She was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1972. She received multiple honorary PhD's From universities including Howard University.
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