History tells us of the greats that lived before us. African American women were hushed.
Below are 14 black women we feel deserved mention, whose significant achievements were ignored.
Gladys West’s work in mathematics helped with coming up with GPS.
Barbara Jordan, who was a Senator in Texas, was the first black woman to achieve such a fit.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe was the rock-and-roll godmother.
Shirley Chisholm was the first black woman in the US Congress.
Mary Kenner invented a sanitary belt that could be adjusted.
The first woman from Africa who won a Nobel Prize is Wangari Maathai.
The first female who became a millionaire by working her way up, is Madam C.J. Walker.
Valerie Thomas was the one who started 3D technology.
Shirley Ann Jackson started the caller ID technology and call waiting.
Mary Mcleod Bethune was among the people who created the Women’s Army Corps.
Daisy Bates was at the forefront of the Little Rock Integration Crisis, 1957.
Barbara Smith pioneered civil rights and was an opera singer.
Alice Coachman was the first African American who won a gold medal in Olympics.
Fannie Lou Hamer was a member of the first delegation that was integrated in