Goddess morning Royals 👑. First, give praise and worship to the all High.
Mary McLeod Bethune – July 10, 1875 – May 18, 1955
- Educator, statewoman, philanthropist, humanitarian, and civil rights activist.
- President of the Southwestern Federation of Colored Women’s Club from 1920 to 1925.
- Founded the Daytona Beach Literary and Industrial School for Training Negro Girls, which eventually became a college, merged with the all-made Cookman Collage in 1929.
- Founded the National Council of Negro Women in New York in 1935.
- In 1938, hosted the White House Conference on Negro Women and Children, which highlighted the importance of Black women in democratic roles.
- Notable quote: “Therefore, there can be no discrimination, no segregation, and no separation of some citizens from the rights which belong to all… We are on our way. But these are frontier which we must conquer…”
Bessie Coleman – January 26, 1892 – April 30, 1926
- American civil aviator, known as “Queen Bessie”.
- First woman of African-American and Native American descent to hold a pilot license.
- In 1921, she received her international pilot license in France because no flight school in America would train a colored woman.
- Her goals were to expose her people to the world of aviation. She desired to speak to audience, children to inspire them to get involved in the flight industry.
- In 1926, she fell to her death while practicing for one of her famous stunt shows. Evidence later indicated her plane may have been tampered with.
- Inducted into National Aviation Hall of Fame 2006.
Fannie Lou Hamer – October 6,1917 – March 14, 1977
- Voting rights activist, civil rights leader and philanthropist.
- Worked for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
- Helped poor and needy families in her Mississippi community.
- Vice-chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP).
- Elected as a national Democratic Party delegate in 1972.
- Died on March 14, 1977, and according to the New York Times, “None of us would be where we are today had she not been there then.”
Shirley Chisholm – November 30, 1924 – January 1, 2005
- Politician, educator, and author.
- First African-American woman elected to the United States Congress.
- Inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 1993.
- Was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015 by President of the United States, Barack Obama.
Joan Higginbotham – August 3, 1964 – Present
- Engineer and former NASA astronaut.
- Third African-American woman to go into space.
- Actively participated in 53 space shuttle launches during nine-year tenure at Kennedy Space Center.
- Logged over 308 hours in space during her mission with the crew of STS-116; her primary task was to operate the Space Station Remote Manipulator System.
- Mae Jemison was the first African-American female astronaut in space in 1992 aboard the Endeavour.
There’s no place you can’t go and be goal you can’t achieve; no dream you can’t make a reality.
Sending you all love and kisses. #GoddessLove