Twitter has been educating people regarding all the fabulous things that women of color have achieved, been the “first” to do and more! From famous individuals to the woman that is quietly making strides in your local neighborhood, we picked a few of our favorites. Check out these historical facts about the accomplishments of our Black women.

#BlackWomenDidThat: 19 Women That Have Helped Crack The Glass Ceiling was originally published on hellobeautiful.com

1. MICHELLE OBAMA

The ONLY first lady to have graduated an Ivy League university for undergrad. She went to Princeton University.

2. DAHOMEY WARRIORS

The only female soldiers in the world who served as combat troops. (Dahomey was renamed to Benin in 1975 and is located in West Africa).

3. JANET JACKSON

The first Black woman to win MTV’s Video Vanguard Award in 1990.

4. SARAH GOODE

The first African-American woman to receive a patent. It was for the cabinet bed.

5. JACKIE ORMES

The first and only black woman cartoonist until the 1990’s.

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