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  1. Dec 12, 2020 · Black women, famous and otherwise, have long played an important role in U.S. history, contributing to the arts, politics, business, and more.

  2. In January 2023, the National Women’s History Alliance will publish 5,000 copies of Women’s History magazine, a beautifully produced, full-color publication filled with current information, abundant resources and topical essays by prominent women historians, many reflecting the 2022 theme, Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.

  3. Dec 30, 2009 · Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society and has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987.

  4. In 1989, Douglas Wilder became the first African-American elected governor in U.S. history. In 1992 Carol Moseley-Braun of Illinois became the first Black woman elected to the U.S. Senate . There were 8,936 Black officeholders in the United States in 2000, showing a net increase of 7,467 since 1970.

  5. Feb 16, 2022 · In 2015, she became the first African American woman to be promoted to principal dancer in the company’s almost century-long history. Pool Getty Images 24 of 40

  6. Mar 07, 2012 · See especially "Equal opportunity in the U.S. Navy: perceptions of active-duty African American women," p. 83-102 and "From under representation to over representation: African American women," p. 115-135. Johnson, Jesse L. Black women in the Armed Forces, 1942-1974: a pictorial history.

  7. Oct 29, 2009 · Madam C. J. Walker (1867-1919) was “the first Black woman millionaire in America” and made her fortune thanks to her homemade line of hair care products for

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