Social justice activist and the founder of the Me Too movement.
An award-winning actress, producer, activist, and philanthropist. She is the 18th person to achieve an EGOT status, and the most-nominated black actress in the Academy Awards history.
Scholar, author, poet, feminist theorist, and cultural critic.
Canadian politician, the first Black woman elected to the Parliament of Canada.
A famous American soprano who was the first African-American international acclaimed as a professional opera singer.
A contemporary figurative artist. Best known for her bust of Sojourner Truth, which is on display in Emancipation Hall at the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, DC.
Author, orator, abolitionist, suffragist, and social reformer. The co-founder of the National Association of Colored Women and one of the first African-American women to be published in the US.
An Olympic figure skater and physician. The first African-American to win a medal at the Winter Olympics and the only African-American to win a medal in figure skating in the Winter Olympics.
One of the prominent leaders of the Civil Rights Movement.
An attorney and judge. The 116th US Supreme Court justice and the first African-American woman in this position.