An activist, writer, first chair of UN Commission on Human Rights, and the most politically active First Lady in the US history.
A writer, women’s rights activist, one of the first female physicians in Texas, and one of the Texas Equal Rights Association’s founders.
A media personality, socialite, and businesswoman.
An educator, journalist, women’s rights activist, and champion for Mexican Americans' and immigrants' civil rights.
The first African-American woman billionaire in the US. A businesswoman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Co-founder of BET TV network, a managing partner, and governor of the WNBA's Washington Mystics.
A civil rights activist and broadcasting executive. The first African-American to host a TV show in the South.
An Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete, television presenter, socialite, and transgender rights activist.
Actress, comedian, model, producer, and entertainment studio executive. The first woman to head a TV production company. Best known for creating and starring in the iconic TV show 'I Love Lucy.'
Founder of the media company Urban Radio (Radio One) and the first African-American woman to head a publicly traded corporation.
A singer-songwriter, comedienne, and actress, the first African-American entertainer to win an Academy Award. Best known for her role as ‘Mammy’ in “Gone with the Wind”, regarded as one of the greatest films of all time.