In all aspects of our lives, we always ask how I value? What is my value? But I think dignity is our birthright. ~ Oprah Winfrey
Many women of talent have the determination and perseverance to achieve their dreams and make a mark for themselves in their respective fields. These women have focused on a firm target and continued passion and enthusiasm came to a place where not only succeed, but lend a hand and contribute to the welfare of others. The following are profiles of some famous African-American women, who have excelled in their respective fields and are a constant source of inspiration for women than men in the world.
I think it is important to activist work is precisely because it allows you to give something back and do not consider themselves as an individual, which may have realized that being part of a course historical movement. ~ Angela Davis
Angela Davis came into activism as part of the student union coordination of non-violence. Later he became an active member of the views of American political and joined the Black Panthers and the black power politics during the 1960 and 1970. Angela Davis was also linked to the murder of Judge Harold Haley during an attempt to break Prison Black Panther, when she fled underground, and was the FBI most wanted list. He was eventually arrested, tried and released, what can be described as one of the most famous trials in recent history of the United States. In 1968 he joined the Communist Party and also ran the U.S. vice-president in 1980 elections. After this, Angela Davis is a well-known activist and writer, supporting women's rights and racial justice. He continued his career as a philosopher and professor at the University of Santa Cruz and San Francisco University. She works for racial equality and gender equality and the abolition of the prison.
She has gained recognition as a popular public speaker not only nationally but also internationally. She is the founder of the anti-prison of the base called Critical Resistance, a national organization working to build a mass movement to dismantle the prison-industrial complex and we believe that putting people in a cage that will not make society safe.
I, who have spent the entire range of almost angry rejection of my dark skin by some of my brothers and sisters brainwashed queenhood a surprise in the new Black Sunam qualified to enter at least the kindergarten of new consciousness now ... I have high hopes for me. ~ Gwendolyn Brooks
Gwendolyn Brooks was a famous African American poet, whose poems are generally based on the urban life of African Americans who fought against racism and poverty. After publishing her first poem at the age of 14 years, Brooks has continued his studies at Wilson Junior College in 1936 and later participated in writing workshops at the Community Center Art Chicago South Side. Gwendolyn Brooks became the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1950. He also attended the Second Conference on the Black Fisk University in 1967. She has taught at Northeastern Illinois State College, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the City College of City University of New York.
Do not let anyone steal your imagination, your creativity or curiosity. This is your place in the world, is his life. Go ahead and do everything you can with it, and to live the life you want. ~ Mae Jemison
Mae Jemison is an African-American doctor and a former NASA astronaut who was the first African American woman to travel in space. After completing his medical internship, Mae Jemison joined the Peace, where she served as medical officer from 1983 to 1985 Corps. She was responsible for the health of volunteers Peace Corps who served in Liberia and Sierra Leone, it was part of the efforts of NASA space shuttle made on September 12, 1992. After his work at NASA, she joined the staff of a medical school and also launched its own technology company.
We are all responsible for our own life - no other person who is or may be the same. ~ Oprah Winfrey
One of the most influential African Americans, women, Oprah Winfrey, is actually a source of inspiration for many of the immortals, and has touched millions of lives in his work. Oprah has obtained many "first known" for being the first African-American syndicated talk show host, or to be the first African-American woman millionaire. Oprah has her own production company, which is responsible for the Oprah Winfrey Show, O Magazine, Oprah's Angel Network, Oxygen Network, and the famous Oprah Book Club In 1993, Oprah is also a campaign for a special law called "Oprah Bill", which aims to provide a national database of convicted pedophiles. Oprah is a part of several films and television productions. Because of his success that has been able to contribute to social improvement. He always wanted to donate to various causes, particularly the emphasis on education. As part of Oprah's Angel Network, he gives $ 100,000 reward to people who help others a lot. Oprah won the Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 1998. Time magazine even named him one of the 100 most influential people in 20 century.