In 1950 became the first gospel singer to perform at Carnegie Hall.
Transgender woman activist and feminist.
Best known for Divorce Court.
5th black to be nominated for an Oscar in 1959 for her role as Annie Johnson in Imitation of Life.
the back story, Bobby’s gambling addiction; Billie’s starting the Virginia Slims Circuit, and departing from the tennis association that was sexist and did not provide equal pay for women.
One-third of Labelle.
She coined the term “Mississippi appendectomy” for the involuntary sterilization of black women (including herself) to reduce the population.
Our goal is to energize and inspire with this year’s program that showcases badass women smashing stereotypes and breaking barriers. –Susan Sullivan, Founder & Director.
A.K.A. First Lady of South Africa and Mother of the Nation.