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Josephine Baker was the first African American female to star in a motion picture, to integrate an American concert hall, and to become a world-famous entertainer.  Not only was Josephine beautiful, but she brought incredible amounts of change to the US for African Americans.  After growing up being abused by her white female employer, Josephine went to to live as a child of the streets, using street performances to support herself.  She soon became the “highest paid chorus girl in…

Josephine Baker was the first African American female to star in a motion picture, to integrate an American concert hall, and to become a world-famous entertainer.

First African American female billionaire. Sheila Johnson is an African American entrepreneur who co-founded Black Entertainment Television (BET) and is part-owner of the three sports teams in the NHL, NBA and the WNBA.

SHEILA JOHNSON - BUSINESS - First African-American female billionaire. Sheila Johnson is an African-American entrepreneur who co-founded Black Entertainment Television (BET) and is part-owner of the three sports teams in the NHL, NBA and the WNBA.

Helen Willians - Repinned from Vintage Black Beauty History.  What an amazing collection of African American contributions to history, fashion, education, entertainment, medicine, science and ALL American Society and Culture

Helen Williams first black fashion model beautiful

Josephine Baker in1929 - Josephine Baker (1906-1975) was an American dancer, singer, and actress who found fame in her adopted homeland of France. She was given such nicknames as the "Bronze Venus", the "Black Pearl", and the "Créole Goddess".  Baker was the first African American female to star in a major motion picture, to integrate an American concert hall, and to become a world-famous entertainer. She is also noted for her contributions to the Civil Rights Movement in the United States…

Josephine Baker (June 1906 – April was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, she became a citizen of France in Fluent in both English and French.

Diahann Carroll-Born 6.17.1935 A breast cancer survivor - attended Music & Art High School, along with schoolmate Billy Dee Williams. In many interviews about her childhood, Diahann Carroll recalls her parents' support of her & that they enrolled her in dance, singing & modeling classes. By the time Diahann Carroll was 15, she was modeling for Ebony magazine. She stood 6ft & had a lean build. After graduating from high school, Diahann Carroll attended New York University, majored in…

The beautiful Diahann Carroll. American television's first African American mega star with her own top rated show.

Nina Mae McKinney (June 13, 1912 - May 3, 1967) was an American actress. Dubbed "The Black Garbo" when she worked in Europe, she was one of the first African-American film stars and was one of the first African-Americans to appear on British television.

Starlets, Unsung: 7 Stories Of Lesser Known Black Women

Nina Mae McKinney (June an American actress dubbed "The Black Garbo" when she worked in Europe. She was one of the first African-American film stars and one of the first African-Americans to appear on British television.

Sheila Johnson, First African-American Woman billionaire

Sheila Johnson, the country’s second-wealthiest black female (trailing only Oprah). In along with her ex-husband Robert Johnson, Sheila Johnson co-founded Black Entertainment Television (BET)

This is such a CLASSIC photo! FABulous! :Dorothy Dandridge from Cleveland, Ohio,  sang at Harlem's Cotton Club and Apollo Theatre and became the first African-American woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for best actress. Many years passed before the mainstream entertainment industry acknowledged Dandridge's legacy and later portrayed in 1999 by Halle Berry in 'Introducing Dorothy Dandridge'.

This is such a CLASSIC photo! :Dorothy Dandridge from Cleveland, Ohio, sang at Harlem's Cotton Club and Apollo Theatre and became the first African-American woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for best actress. Many years passed before t

The Beulah Show, the first sitcom to star an African American actress, moved from radio to ABC TV on October 3, 1950, starring Ethel Waters for the first season. Hattie McDaniel, star of radio's Beulah, joined the cast around September of 1951 but only filmed six episodes of the second season before falling ill. She was quickly replaced by Louise Beavers who stayed with the show until its cancellation in 1952.

The Beulah Show, the first sitcom to star an African American actress, moved…

Richard Pryor was a comedic genius.  His turbulent personal life became fodder for his comedy.  He didn't tell jokes.   He told stories; stories so funny they made you cry.

Richard Pryor Highly influential, and always controversial, African/American actor/comedian who was equally well known for his colorful language during his live comedy shows, as for his fast paced life, multiple marriages and battles with drug addiction.

Della Reese, a multi-talented entertainer   Date:  Mon, 1931-07-06 *Della Reese was born this date in 1931. She is an African American actress, singer, television star and ordained minister.

Della Reese Delloreese Patricia Early, known professionally as Della Reese (born July singer, game show panelist of the one-time talk-show hostess and ordained minister.

Sybil Lewis appeared in many Black American films

Sybil Lewis, Hollywood actress, appeared in many Black American films

1939: First African American to star in her own television program: Ethel Waters, The Ethel Waters Show, on NBC.

‘Ethel Waters, famed blues singer and actress, was born in Chester, PA, on this date October

Based on Terry McMillan’s novel, this film follows four very different African-American women and their relationships with the male gender.

Black Films That Did Better At The Box Office Than Critics Expected

Movie Waiting to exhale

Kim Hamilton (Sept. 12, 1932 – Sept. 16, 2013) was an African American actress who appeared onstage, in films and on television and was the wife (1997 - 2000) of the late actor Werner Klemperer — Col. Klink on “Hogan’s Heroes.” Hamilton portrayed Helen Robinson in 1962's To Kill a Mockingbird. Her long career on TV began as Andy's girlfriend on Amos 'n' Andy. She had roles on The Twilight Zone, Days of Our Lives, All in the Family & many mor...

was an African American actress who appeared onstage, in films and on television and was the wife - of the late actor Werner Klemperer — Col. Klink on “Hogan’s Heroes.

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