21 Modern-Day Black Women Who Made History With Their Firsts
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As the world continues to turn, Black women continue to be a leading force across all industries.

While pioneers like Madame CJ Walker, Shirley Chisholm, Hattie McDaniel, Dorothy Dandridge and countless others laid the foundation, there are also plenty of women breaking barriers today.

From education and politics, to music, sports and film, Black Girl Magic continues to make history daily. 

Here’s a look at 16 Black women who have made history with their “firsts” in the last 15 years.