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THEY CARRIED US
The Social Impact of Philadelphia's Black Women Leaders
MEET SOME OF PHILADELPHIA'S FIERCEST BLACK WOMEN LEADERS
They range from the first black woman known to be born in Philadelphia (1694) — who ran a ferry business during colonial times — to the woman whose childhood experiences led her to become a surgeon and medical advisor to celebrities.
ALL OF THE WOMEN
From community and movement work, business and civic institutions, education, faith, medicine, law and government, journalism, sports, and the arts; they have had larger-than-life impact on the city, the country, and the world.
Click on each photo to learn more.
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