Notable Black Women Who Have Shaped American History

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

Shonda Rhimes

Screenwriter, producer and director Shonda Rhimes was named to Time Magazine’s 100 list in 2007. She is the woman behind Grey’s Anatomy and ABC’s No. 1 show, Scandal.

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