10.Skin Color

Will the Tragic Mulatto Stereotype Ever be Broken? Gabourey Sidibe was featured on the cover of Elle Magazine in 2010, at the age of 25 she appeared on the cover of the magazine wearing an emerald green Tadashi Shoji dress, however Gabourey looks a bit different. Elle thought Gabourey’s skin was too dark for the … More 10.Skin Color

9.Diana Ross

“Female Entertainer Of the Century” Diana Ernestine Earle Ross was born on March 26, 1944 in Detroit. She was the lead singer of the The Supremes during the 60s, which became one of the most successful vocal groups, and one of the world’s best-selling girl groups of all time. The Supremes made it on the … More 9.Diana Ross

8.American Girl

Dolls that tell the stories of American History: Founded in 1986, Pleasant Company released a line of American dolls, all the dolls are represented as eight to eleven year old girls of difference races. The goal of the American Girl doll team is to promote creativity, confidence, self-esteem, and to celebrate achievements of girls in … More 8.American Girl

7.Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama was born on January 17, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois.She was raised with her parents, and brother Craig they were brought up reading, and both skipped the second grade. She is the 44th first lady of the United States, her husband is the U.S. President Barack Obama. She is the first African American first … More 7.Michelle Obama

5. Helen Williams the First African American Fashion Model

Too Black to Model: “I was pushy and positive” The Tragic Mulatto stereotype, along with beauty being linked to fair, light, white skin, African American women were “too dark” to model. Since the 1900s advertisements, beauty products, books, movies, all promoted that women who were beautiful had white skin. Helen Williams was the first African … More 5. Helen Williams the First African American Fashion Model

4.Oprah Gail Winfrey

Oprah Gail Winfrey was born on January 30, 1954, in Kosciusko Mississippi. she grew up with her grandmother; when she was six she went to live with her mother where she was sexually abused by relatives and friends. The National Child Protection Act signed by Bill Clinton, in 1993 was called the “Oprah Bill.” Oprah … More 4.Oprah Gail Winfrey