Notable Black Women Who Have Shaped American History

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

Isis King

Transgender model Isis King is going against societal norms and changing the face of modeling as the world knows it. She was the first transgender model on the hit show America’s Next Top Model, which catapulted her career. She recently became the first transgender model for American Apparel.

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