Famous African American Women

The Most Famous African American Women

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Jemele HillDecember 21, 1975AmericanJemele Hill is an American sports anchor and reporter
Ros Gold-OnwudeApril 28, 1987AmericanRosalyn 'Ros' Gold-Onwude in an Emmy Award-winning American sports reporter
Harris FaulknerOctober 13, 1965AmericanHarris Faulkner is a new anchor and television presenter for Fox News Channel
Orlando BrownDecember 4, 1987AmericanOrlando Brown is an African-American actor, rapper, voice actor, and singer
Bessie ColemanJanuary 26, 1892AmericanBessie Coleman was an American civil aviator who became the first female African-American pilot with a flight license
Ruby BridgesSeptember 8, 1954AmericanRuby Bridges is renowned for being the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school
Bozoma Saint JohnJanuary 21, 1977AmericanBozoma Saint John is the Chief Brand Officer at Uber
Tamron HallSeptember 16, 1970AmericanTamron Hall is an African-American award-winning journalist
Jessica DimeJanuary 27, 1986AmericanJessica Dime is an African-American rapper, singer, actress, dancer, and model
Jackie Joyner-KerseeMarch 3, 1962AmericanJackie Joyner-Kersee is an American retired track and field athlete who won three Olympic gold medals at different games
Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Jackie Joyner-Kersee is an American retired track and field athlete who won three Olympic gold medals at different games

AmericanMarch 3, 1962175 views

Mary Church Terrell

Mary Church Terrell was a renowned national civil rights activist and early advocate for women’s suffrage movement

AmericanSeptember 23, 1863100 views

Marjorie Lee Browne

Marjorie Lee Browne was an eminent African-American mathematician & educator

Ruby Bridges

Ruby Bridges is renowned for being the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school

Wilma Rudolph

Wilma Rudolph was an American sprinter who was considered the fastest woman of her times

AmericanJune 23, 1940171 views

Althea Gibson

An American tennis player, professional golfer, Althea Gibson was the first woman, of African-American origin, to carve a niche in the international tennis arena

AmericanAugust 25, 1927144 views

Ros Gold-Onwude

Rosalyn 'Ros' Gold-Onwude in an Emmy Award-winning American sports reporter

AmericanApril 28, 1987375 views

Bozoma Saint John

Bozoma Saint John is the Chief Brand Officer at Uber

AmericanJanuary 21, 1977206 views

Jessica Dime

Jessica Dime is an African-American rapper, singer, actress, dancer, and model

AmericanJanuary 27, 1986179 views

Issa Rae

Issa Rae is a famous American actress, director, producer and scriptwriter

AmericanJanuary 12, 1985158 views