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


Call her Queen B, King B or Yoncé for mastering the art of reinvention. Grammy Award-winning songstress Beyoncé has the kind of presence some can only imagine. While she has influenced music and pop culture in more ways than one, her December 2013 digital album release put her in a lane of her own as she continues to set trends and play by her own rules.

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