Happy Women’s Month
Today, I want to take a little time to celebrate the beautiful Ebony Queens that have been able to make history in this world. With or without their proper recognition, they have thrived against all odds and set a wonderful example for women,like myself, as well as young ladies, like my daughters.
Jan 3, 1987
Aretha L. Franklin
Born March 25, 1942- Singer/ Songwriter/ Musician
First female to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Jan 11, 2011
Oprah G. Winfrey
Born January 29, 1954- Media Proprietor/ Host/ Actress/ Producer/ Philanthropist
Launched the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN)
Feb 29, 1940
Born June 10, 1895 – Died October 26, 1952- Comedian/ Actress/ Singer/ Songwriter
First African American to win an Academy Award for “Best Supporting Actress”
March 30, 1955
Dorothy J. Dandridge
Born November 9, 1922 – Died September 8, 1965- Actress/ Singer/ Dancer
First African American female nominated for an Academy Award for “Best Actress”
March 21, 1994
Caryn “Whoopi Goldberg” Johnson
Born November 13, 1955- Actress/ Host/ Author/ Comedian
First African American and Woman to host the Academy Awards solo.
1945 – 1990
Norma M. Sklarek
Born April 15, 1926 – Died February 6, 2012- Pioneering Architect
First registered African American architect; First licensed African American female in California; Only woman elected to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows.
1992 – 2004
Carol E. Moseley Braun
Born August 16, 1947- Politician/Lawyer
First African American woman elected for Senator; First African American female US Ambassador to New Zealand; First African American female to run for the Democratic nomination for Presidency.