Shirley Chisholm- she became the first African-American woman elected to Congress. On January she became the first major-party black candidate for President of the United States and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Ruby Dee (October 1922 – June was an American actress, poet…
Nina Mae McKinney (June an American actress dubbed "The Black Garbo" when she worked in Europe. She was one of the first African-American film stars and one of the first African-Americans to appear on British television.
Mildred Jefferson, first black woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School
When Revlon released its fragrance Charlie in the ad campaigns featured notably, Naomi Sims, making her the first African American woman in history to be featured in a cosmetic company's advertising.
Susan Smith McKinney Steward was the first Black American woman to earn a medical doctorate (M.) in New York State and the third in the United States.