Colonel Ruth Alice Lucas (November 28, 1920 – March 23, 2013), the first African American woman in the Air Force to be promoted to the rank of colonel and who at the time of her retirement was the highest-ranking African American woman in the Air Force. (Col. Lucas is seen at a ceremony in which she was promoted to colonel in 1968.)

Black HERstory: Colonel Ruth Alice Lucas (November 1920 – March the first African American woman in the Air Force to be promoted to the rank of colonel and who at the time of her retirement was the highest-ranking African American woman in the Air Force.

Janet Waterford Bragg was a pioneer female African American pilot whose leadership in black pilot organziations in the 1930s created opportunities for others... (Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Women in Aviaition and Space History)

1932 - Janet Harmon Waterford Bragg sitting on a fence at Harlem Airport, Chicago. Janet Bragg was a pioneer female African American pilot whose leadership in black pilot organizations in the created opportunities for others.

Lucy Ann Stanton  First Black Woman to  receive a college degree.

LUCY ANN STANTON (first black American woman to receive a 4 year college degree, born in Cleveland in went to Oberlin College, president of the Oberlin Ladies Literary Society, delivered the graduation address entitled "A Plea For The Oppressed" in

Michele S. Jones was the first woman in the United States Army Reserve to reach the position of command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Reserve. She was the first female non-commissioned officer to serve in the highest enlisted position of a component of the U.S. Army, active or reserve, and was at one time the highest-ranking African-American female enlisted person in any branch of the United States military, as well as the highest-ranking enlisted African American in the Army Reserve.

Fayetteville State alum, Michele S. Jones was the first woman in the United States Army Reserve to reach the position of command sergeant major of the U.

Shoshana Johnson  First African American Woman POW/Speaker  The first African American POW, Johnson was held hostage for 22 days in Iraq, and survived her captivity despite enduring bullet wounds in both of her ankles. Her heroic story is chronicled with vivid honesty in her...

Shoshana Johnson First African American Woman POW/Speaker The first African American POW, Johnson was held hostage for 22 days in Iraq, and survived her captivity despite enduring bullet wounds in both of her ankles. Her heroic story is chronicled with

First black Quadruplets - sad story. Mid Century Pink: Growing Up Strong on PET Milk? The Fultz Quadruplets.

Little Known Black History Fact: The Fultz Quads were the worldss first recorded African American identical quadruplets and was born May in REIDSVILLE, NC. Baby Formula company PET jumped o?

These members of the Women's Army Corps (WAC) pose for a photograph at Camp Shanks in New York just before shipping out on February 2, 1945. These women were the first contingent of Black American WACs to go overseas during WWII.

4 Members of the Women's Army Corps (WAC) pose at Camp Shanks, New York, before leaving from New York Port of Embarkation on Feb. The women are with the first contingent of Black American WACs to go overseas for the war effort.

Bessie Coleman, First African American Woman Pilot

Elizabeth Bessie Coleman (January 1892 April was an American civil aviator. She was the first female pilot of African American descent and the first person of African American descent to hold an international pilot license black-history-facts

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