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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Crystal Bird Fauset

(1894–1965) Political Activist |State Legislator | Federal Official |Internationalist “I felt as I did on the day during the 1940 presidential campaign when you were leaving the Biltmore Hotel and I was entering through the same revolving door: you looked at me and I smiled but you averted your eyes and gave no sign of recognition....” Letter to Eleanor Roosevelt, March 31, 1945