Black/Indan/Coloured/Negroe Women to look up too
Defintion of black people : pertaining or belonging to any of the various populations characterized by dark skin pigmentation, specifically the dark-skinned peoples of Africa, Oceania, South East Asia , of N orth and South America, the Caribbean and
For many centuries we as black women were made to believed that we were not only second class citizens but we also might not be human because not only we were black but we were women too.
We as blacks, negres, niggers were not taught our history or how we were the ones who invented Calculus but I think today we must claim what is ours. We are taught the white’s man History, we are taught about white women who were importantant but we never learn about ours. So I have placed a list of women who are black whether they negroe , mixed or dark skinned Indian we are still considered black.
1: Hatshepsut: she was Pharaoh of Egypt from 1473 to 1458 BCE although the dates are unclear
2: Cleopatra: the last Pharaoh of Egypt whose regin started from 69BC To 30 BC where she died at the age of 39 she’s best known for her love affairs with Romans Julius Casear and Mark Anthony which I must say historical evidence shows that she loved them both and they in turn loved her. Though she is not black because her father was a direct descendant from the Ptolemy Alexander the great’s general and friend and the first Macdonian/ Greek Pharoah and her mother Cleopatra a direct descendant of a Greek noble family. It must be known that Cleopatra’s family never married outside their family it was the customed of the Egyptian Pharoahs to marry relatives especially half siblings in order for the royal line to be pure. So it’s safe to say historical wise she was white but she was the first of the Greek Pharoahs to speak the Egyptian language, and to completely immerse in the culture and life of the people.
3: Nefertiti: was the Great Royal wife of Akhenaten from 1370 BC to 1330 BC .She and her husband were known for changing Egypt’s polytheistic religion into a monthestic religion. They believed in one god Aten. She was known throughout Egypt for her beauty. She was very proud of her swan like neck and her name transalates to the beautiful or the perfect have arrived.
4: Marian Anderson (1902-1995) the first African American to sing leading role with Metropolian Opera she was also UN delegate.
5: Josephine Baker (1906-1975) - African-American international star, civil rights activist, World War II heroine.
6: Ida B. Wells Barnett (1862-1931) - African-American educator, newspaperwoman, anti-lynching campaigner, founder NAACP
7: Sarah Goode: was the first African american women to receive a patent for a cabinet bed in July 14th 1885.
8: Harriet Tubman born 1820 died 10th March 1913 was an African American abolitist , humantrian and union spy during the civil war. She is known for the Underground Railroad.
9: Amina (1533-1600) queen of Zazzua, a Hausa city-state in what is now Zaria province in Nigeria, extended the territory of her people and built up wealth through trading routes and tribute.
10: Nzinga (1581-1663) queen of the Ndonga and Matamba (modern day Angola), resisted the Portuguese and tried to control their slave-trading incursions in her central African territory for thirty years. She's especially known for a clever outsmarting of the Portuguese in negotiations: they tried to humiliate her by not having a chair available for her.
11: RANI LAXMIBAI OF JHANSI (1834 - 1858) : Rani Laxmibai's courage, deeds of valour and heroic battle against the British have become the theme of many a folklore and ballad in the country. She is the immortal warrior the country has ever seen. Even as a child Laxmibai learnt horse riding and sward fighting. When both her husband Raja Gangadhar Rao of Jhansi and her only son died in 1853 she adopted a son and made him the heir to the throne. The British Governor General Dalhousie refused to recognize her adopted son as heir to the throne and ordered annexation of Jhansi into British Raj. Rani Laxmibai refused to part with Jhansi. A fierce fight ensued. The Rani fought the British undauntedly leading her forces from the front and showed great courage and skill. She was fatally wounded in the battle and she breathed her last on 18-06-1858.
12: RANI AVANTIBAI
When Vikramaditya Singh, the ruler of Ramgarh State died leaving behind his wife Avantibai and no heir to the throne, the British put the state under court administration. Avantibai vowed to win back her land from the British. She raised an army of four thousand men and led it herself against the British in 1857. A fierce battle ensured and Avantibai fought most valiantly but could not hold out for long against the superior strength of the British army. When her defeat become imminent she killed herself with her own sword and became a martyr on 20-03-1858
13: JALKARI BAI
The folklore of Bundelkhand (part of Jhansi State then ) are full of heroic exploits of Jalkari Bai. She was a village girl and hailed from a very poor family. It is said that she had an encounter with a tiger while she was collecting firewood in the jungle and she killed the tiger single handed with her axe. She had a striking resemblance to Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi and because of this Rani took interest in her and inducted her into the women's wing of the army.
During 1957-58 there were several British raids on Jhansi Fort and the Rani repulsed every one of the attacks. Later when the fall of fort became imminent Jalkari bai and some generates convinced Laxmibai to escape quietly with the help of supporters. In a ploy to deceive the British, Jalkari bai dressed herself up like the Rani and took command of the army. The British found out the truth, but it was too late. The Rani had covered a considerable distance by then. Jalkaribai fought the British forces valiantly but was eventually forced to surrender. The British general, impressed by her loyalty, courage and fighting prowess treated her with respect and set her free.
14: Chandramukhi Basu, (1860 – 1944), who was a Bengali speaking Christian from Dehradun, which was located in the (then known as) United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, was one of the first two female graduates of the British Empire. Along with Kadambini Ganguly, she received her Bachelor's degree in Arts from the Bethune College, an affiliate college of the University of Calcutta, India in 1883.
15: Indira Gandhi India’s first and only prime minister born 19th November 1917 and was assainted 31st October 1984 it’s noted she is not related to Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi .
16:Dame Eugenia Charles prime minister of Dominca: (May 15, 1919 – September 6, 2005) was the Prime Minister of Dominica from July 21, 1980 until June 14, 1995. She was the first female prime minister in the Caribbean, and the first woman elected in her own right as head of government in North America. She was Dominica's first and to date only female prime minister.
17: Dame Calliopa Pearlette Louisy GCMG (born 8 June 1946) is the Governor-General of Saint Lucia. She is the first woman to hold this office, which she was sworn into on 19 September 1997.
18: Condoleezza Rice (born November 14, 1954) is the 66th United States Secretary of State, and the second in the administration of President George W. Bush to hold the office. Rice is the first black woman, second African American (after her predecessor Colin Powell, who served from 2001 to 2005), and the second woman (after Madeleine Albright, who served from 1997 to 2001 in the Clinton Administration) to serve as Secretary of State.
19: Maya Angelou (born Marguerite Ann Johnson on April 4, 1928) is an American poet, playwright, memoirist, actress, author, producer and an important figure in the American Civil Rights Movement. She has been called "America's most visible black female autobiographer". Angelou is known for her series of six autobiographies, starting with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, (1969) which was nominated for a National Book Award. Her volume of poetry, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Diiie (1971) was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.
20: Halle Maria Berry born August 14, 1966) is an American actress, former fashion model, and beauty queen. Berry has received Emmy and Golden Globe awards for Introducing Dorothy Dandridge and an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2002 for her performance in Monster's Ball, becoming the first and, as of 2008, only woman of African-American descent to have won the award for Best Actress.
21: Oprah Gail Winfrey (born January 29, 1954) is an American television presenter, media mogul and philanthropist. Her internationally-syndicated talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, has earned her multiple Emmy Awards and is the highest-rated talk show in the history of television She is also an influential book critic, an Academy Award nominated actress, and a magazine publisher. She has been ranked the richest African American of the 20th century, the most philanthropic African American of all time,[and was once the world's only black billionaire. She is also, according to some assessments, the most influential woman in the world.
Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter and pianist commonly referred to as "The Queen of Soul". Although renowned for her soul recordings, Franklin is also adept at