studiomuseum: “The New Yorker highlights Carl Van Vechten’s timeless photographs of the African American experience in Harlem. Images: Top: Zora Neale Hurston, 1940 Row two: L: Leontyne Price, 1953 R:.
A Black History Moment Bessie Coleman Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman was an American civil aviator. She was the first female pilot of African American descent and the first person of African-American descent to hold an international pilot license.
Kathleen Neal Cleaver was a member of The Black Panther Party the first female member of the Party’s decision-making body. She served as spokesperson and press secretary and organized the national campaign to free the Party’s minister of defense, Huey P.