100 Years of Black Girls Rockin’ It!

Black girls rockin’ it is nothing new. We’ve been doing amazing things since the beginning of time! From Egyptian queens like Neffertiti to Queen Bey, greatness is a natural trait of us. To celebrate this year’s Black History Month theme, we’ve put together a list of black women who have done major things over the past century. Once girls with big dreams (like you!), these women have great stories you’ll most definitely want to learn more about!

1. Eartha Kitt, born in 1927 –  Actress, Singer, Dancer, Comedian, Activist

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J-No/Flickr/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

2. Maya Angelou, born in 1928 – Author, Poet, Actress, Singer, Dancer

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AP Photo/File

3. Oprah Winfrey, born in 1954 – Talk Show Host, Actress, Producer, Philanthropist

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Photo: Wikipedia

4. Tyra Banks, born in 1973 – Model, Actress, Producer, Talk Show Host, Author

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Photo: Instagram

5. Janet Jackson, born in 1966 – Singer, Actress

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FanPop

6. Queen Latifah, born in 1970 – Rapper, Producer, Actress

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Photo: Instagram

7. Halle Berry, born in 1966 – Actress

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Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons

8. Mae Jemison, born in 1956 – NASA Astronaut

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Wikipedia

9. Teri Agins, born in 1953 – Journalist, Author

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Zimbio

10. Whitney Houston, born in 1963 – Singer, Actress

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Biography

11. Ella Fitzgerald, born in 1917 – Jazz Vocalist

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Biography

12. Naomi Campbell, born in 1970 – Model, Actress, Author, Philanthropist

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Malus Catulus/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.5

13. Lauryn Hill, born in 1975 – Singer, Actress

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Photo: Instagram

14. Whoopi Goldberg, born in 1955 – Actress, Comedian, Activist

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Photo: Wikipedia

15. Misty Copeland, born in 1982 – Ballet Dancer, Author

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Photo: Instagram

16. Lupita Nyong’o, born in 1983 –  Oscar Award-Winning Actress; Director

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Photo: Instagram

17. Angela Davis, born in 1944 – Political Activist, Author

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By thierry ehrmann [CC BY 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons

18. MC Lyte, born in 1970 – Rapper, Philanthropist

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Photo: Wikipedia

19. Vashtie Kola, born in 1983 – Director, Filmaker, Artist, Designer, Creative Consultant, DJ

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Photo: Instagram

20. June Ambrose, born in 1971 – Fashion Stylist, Designer

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Photo: Instagram

21. Laurieann Gibson, born in 1969 – Dance Choreographer

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Photo: Instagram

22. Corrine Bailey Rae, born in 1979 – Musician

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FanArt

23. Lisa Bonet, born in 1967 – Actress

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All Things Amma Mamma

24. Amber Riley, born in 1986 – Actress, Singer, Songwriter, Philanthropist

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Photo: Instagram

25. Tinashe Kachingwe, born in 1993 – Singer, Actress, Dancer, Producer

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Photo: Instagram

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