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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Mamie NIchols

(1917–2009) Activist | Community Organizer | Civic Leader “You go home and tell your mother, you tell her exactly what she said to you, word for word, and you tell your mother to come up here and talk to that woman and tell her you are college material and she’s not the determiner of what you’re going to be.” —Mamie Nichols, as told by Deborah Smart