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Celebrating Black History Month: African-American female firsts

1773 - PHILLIS WHEATLEY - LITERATURE ---The first known African American woman published. --- African/ American poet: 1753 â 5 December 1784. As illustrated by Scipio Moorhead on the front page of her book 'Poems on Various Subjects'. (Culture Club/Getty Images)

Celebrating Black History Month: African-American female firsts

Yahoo NewsFebruary 12, 2014


In celebration of Black History Month, we take a look at some of the African-American women who were pioneers in their field. Whether it was business or entertainment, they crossed both racial and gender boundaries and continue to inspire today.

Here’s a look at a few.

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