Notable Black Women Who Have Shaped American History

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  • Black Women Rock
  • Michelle Obama
  • Beyoncé
  • Lupita Nyong’o
  • Isis King
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Rihaqnna
  • Suzanne F. Shank
  • Ntozake Shange
  • Shonda Rhimes
  • Maya Angelou
  • Wanda Sykes
  • Tracy Reese

Michelle Obama

How is Michelle Obama not an icon? She is America’s first lady, a mother, a wife and an activist. She has supported everything from gay rights to education and she’s on a mission to end childhood obesity.

(Photo: Susan Walsh/AP Photo, File)

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