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.
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