Black History Month Presentation (Women in History)

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Black History Month Presentation (Women in History)

  1. 1. Madam C.J. Walker (1867-1919) Businesswoman Hair Care Entrepreneur Philanthropist
  2. 2. Billie Holiday “Lady Day” (1915-1959) American Jazz Singer Songwriter
  3. 3. Jackie Joyner-Kersee (1962- ) •6 Olympic Medals •Voted Greatest Women’s Athlete of 20th Century (Sports Illustrated) •Competed in Heptathlon and long jump
  4. 4. Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) • Educator • Activist • Founded National Association of Colored Women • Helped in establishing BethuneCookman College
  5. 5. Harriet Tubman (1820-1913) •American Abolitionist •Humanitarian •Best known for her role in rescuing slaves using the Underground Railroad
  6. 6. Anna Mac Clarke (1919-1944) She became the first African American woman to command an all White regiment of soldiers
  7. 7. Condoleezza Rice (1954 - ) •American Politician & Author •First African American female Secretary of State •Served as National Security Advisor (G.W. Bush)
  8. 8. Maggie Lena Walker (1864-1934) African American teacher and businesswoman 1st African American female bank president 1st African American to charter a bank in the U.S. Walker later became an advocate for people with disabilities
  9. 9. Shirley Chisholm (1924 – 2005) American Politician, Educator, a nd Author 1st African American woman elected to the U.S. congress 1st African American candidate to run for the Democratic presidential
  10. 10. Michelle Obama (1964 - ) The wife of President Barak Obama 1st African American first-lady of the United States Graduate of Princeton Univ. and Harvard Law School

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