Here’s a few tidbits of info you may or may not be familiar with…
When Hattie McDaniel accepted her Oscar in 1940, she walked to the podium from a segregated table away from her “Gone With the Wind” co-stars. [Source]
Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander was the first African American woman to earn a Ph.D. in the United States. She was the 1st National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. [Source]
In 1948, Zelda Wynn Valdes opened her own boutique, “Chez Zelda,” on Broadway in New York City, making her the first African-American to own a store on the coveted street. [Source]
In 1987, Mae C. Jemison became the first African-American woman to be admitted into the astronaut training program. Soon after, she became the first African-American female astronaut. [Source]
Reading about the lives of women makes me want to become more aware of the legacy I’m leaving behind. Let’s live in such a way that people will have a positive story to tell of our accomplishments several decades down the line!