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 BRING IT

AS ACTIVISTS.

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 the images below to learn more about the forerunners who carried us.)

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Ora Mae Washington

(1899–1971) Tennis and Basketball Champion “Ora and Inez were trailblazing African American women. Their contributions to sport gave me the strength and faith to make my own impact in the world of women in sport.” —Alpha Alexander