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Alice Coachman, 88. High Jump. Coachman was the first African Descent American woman to win an Olympic gold medal, and the only female American athlete to win gold in track and field at the 1948 Games

1948 - First African-American woman to win an Olympic gold medal: Alice Coachman

The embodiment of Grace & Love that will last an eternity. #greatness #legacy #couragewithoutboundaries

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Lucy Ann Stanton, 1st black American woman to earn 4-year college degree: Black History

Educator and abolitionist Lucy Ann Stanton, class of 1850, was the first black woman to earn a bachelor's degree in the United States.

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"Mae Jemison Became 1st Black Woman To Fly In To Space in 1992. Jemison fulfilled a lifelong dream she held ever since she was a small girl in Chicago by becoming the first African-American woman to fly into space. She graduated in 1977 with a dual degree in chemical engineering and African-American Studies, Jemison later obtained a Doctor of Medicine in 1981 from Cornell University and travelled to developing countries to provide primary care."

The first Black professional basketball team "The Renaissance" organized in Harlem. They were known to their many fans and admirers as "The Rens" and they've been called "the greatest basketball team you never heard of.”

In the 1950s, Ella Fitzgerald was not allowed to play Hollywood's most popular nightclub, Mocambo, because of her race. Marilyn Monroe, who was a big fan, called the owner & told him that if he booked Ella, Marilyn would be there every night — which guaranteed huge press coverage. He booked Ella and Marilyn was there, front table, every night. Ella said, "After that, I never had to play a small jazz club again. She was an unusual woman – a little ahead of her times. And she didn’t know it.”

Zykiya Randall ("Z").......the youngest and First African American Female Golfer to win first place in US Womens Open Qualifier