She Did It First: Celebrating African-American Female Trailblazers

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  • Althea Gibson
  • Patricia Roberts Harris
  • Wilma Rudolph
  • Norma Merrick Sklarek
  • Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander
  • Dr. Maya Angelou
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Tyra Banks
  • Halle Berry
  • Jane Bolin
  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Rebecca Lee Crumpler
  • Vanessa Williams
  • Carol Moseley Braun
  • Yvonne Brathwaite Burke
  • Condoleezza Rice
  • Shirley Chisholm
  • Jocelyn Elders
  • Gabby Douglas
  • Aretha Franklin

Norma Merrick Sklarek

Norma Merrick Sklarek was the first Black woman to become a licensed architect in 1962 and was the first Black woman to earn a fellowship with the American Institute of Architects in 1985.

(Photo: Public Domain)