A famous American soprano who was the first African-American international acclaimed as a professional opera singer.
A community organizer and one of the key leaders and human rights activists of the civil rights movement in the US.
Botanist and bryologist. Co-founder of the New York Botanical Gardens.
A former sex worker who built a real estate empire in Harlem, NYC. Was one of the richest African-American women of her time.
An architecture critic and a writer. Received the first-ever Pulitzer Prize for Criticism.
Journalist, author, urban writer, and social activist. Influenced urban studies and inspired the New Urbanist movement.
Sex therapist, media personality, and author. Best known as Dr. Ruth.
A banker, the second woman president of the New York Stock Exchange, and the first to hold full leadership.
An award-winning singer, songwriter, pianist, and civil rights activist. Known as “Queen of Soul.”
A businesswoman, the president and CEO of Nasdaq, the first woman in this position and to lead a global exchange.