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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Fanny Jackson Coppin

(1837–1913) Educator | Principal | Feminist | Missionary “It seems necessary that we should make known to the good men and women who are so solicitous about our souls and our minds that we haven’t quite got rid of our bodies yet, and until we do we must feed and clothe them; and this thing of keeping us out of work forces us back upon charity.”