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Notable African-American Women

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This list is part of the US Black Heritage Project. It contains women who were included in two biographical anthologies published in 1893 (see links) as well as other African-American women of note. Please feel free to add to the listing.


Name WikiTree Profile Profile Review Connected Volunteer
Octavia V. (Rogers) Albert (1853-1890) Octavia Rogers Albert No No
Brig. Gen. Clara Adams-Ender (1939- ) Clara Adams Ender No No
Elreta Narcissus (Melton) Alexander-Ralston (1919-1998) Judge Alexander-Ralston No Yes
Naomi Anderson (1863-) Naomi Bowman Anderson No No
Flora Batson (1864-1906) Flora Batson No No
Rosa (Dixon) Bowser (1855-1931) Rosa Dixon No No
Mary E. Britton (1855-1925) Mary Britton No No
Hallie Quinn Brown (1849-1949) Haley Quinn Brown No No
Pauline (Powell) Burns (1872-1912) Pauline Powell No No
Rachael Hannah Celestine Boone (1924-2007)Rachael Hannah Celestine Boone No No
Bessie Coleman (1895 - 1926) Bessie Coleman No No
Lucretia (Newman) Coleman (1854-) Lucretia Newman No No
Anna J. Cooper (1858-1964) Anna Haywood Cooper No No
Fanny (Jackson) Coppin (1837-1913) Fanny Jackson No No
Julia Ringwood Coston (1863-1931) Julia Ringwood Balch No No
Henrietta Vinton Davis (1860-1941) Henrietta Davis No No
Georgia Mabel DeBaptiste (1867-1951) Georgia Mabel DeBaptiste No No
Dr. Doris Derby (1939-2022) Doris Adelaide Derby (1939-2022) No No
Sarah Jane (Woodson) Early (1825-1907) Sarah Jane (Woodson) Early No No
Mary (Espartero) Webb (1828-1859) Mary Espartero No No
Dr. Matilda Evans (1866-1935) Matilda Arabella EvansNoNoColleen Jousma
Ida Gibbs (1862-1957) Ida Gibbs Hunt No No
Elizabeth A. Gloucester (1817-1883) Elizabeth (Parkhill) Gloucester No No
Ida (Gray) Rollins (1867-1953) Ida (Gray) Rollins No No
Eliza Ann Grier (1864-1902) Eliza Ann Grier No No
Elizabeth Greenfield (1824-1876) Elizabeth Greenfield No NoNoliwe Hill & Michael McLellan
Charlotte (Forten) Grimke (1837-1914) Charlotte (Forten) Grimke No Yes
Adelaide Louise Hall (1901-1993) Adelaide Louise (Hall) Hicks Complete YesBabs Deacon
Maj Gen Marcelite Harris (1943 – 2018) Marcelite Harris No No
Frances Ellen (Watkins) Harper (1825-1911) Frances Ellen (Watkins) Harper No No
Myrtle Hart (dau of Henry Hart) Myrtle (Hart) MacKinlay No No
Joan Imogen Howard (1851-) no profile No No
Anna Madah Hyers (1855-1929) no profile No No
Emma Louise Hyers (1857-1901) no profile No No
Della Irving Hayden (1851-1924) no profile No No
Amelia E. Johnson (1858-1922) no profile No No
Matilda Sissieretta (Joyner) Jones (1868-1933) Matilda Sissieretta (Joyner) Jones No No
Elizabeth Keckley (1818-1907) Elizabeth (Hobbs) Keckley No No
Lucy Craft Laney (1854-1933) Lucy Craft Laney No No
Nellie A. (Ramsey) Leslie (1840-1920) no profile No No
Edmonia Lewis (1844-1907) Mary Edmonia Lewis No No
Lillian A. Lewis (1861-) no profile No No
Harriet (Gibbs) Marshall (1868-1941) no profile No No
Louise De Mortie (1833-1867) no profile No No
Gertrude (Bustill) Mossell (1855-1948) no profile No No
Lucy Ella Moten (1851-1933) no profile No No
Ednorah Nahar (1862 or 1873-) no profile No No
Effie Lee Newsome (1885-1979) no profile No No
Zelia Ball Page Zelia R (Ball) Page No No
Mary Virginia Cook Parrish no profile No No
Mary Jane Patterson (1840-1894) Mary Jane Patterson (1840-1894) No No
Georgia E. L. Patton Washington Georgia E. L. Patton Washington No No
Mary S. Peake no profile No No
Ida Platt Ida Platt No No
Ranavalona III no profile No No
Charlotte E. Ray (1850-1911) Charlotte E. Ray No No
Emma Ann Reynolds no profile No No
Mary Ann Shadd Mary Ann Shadd No No
Amanda Smith no profile No No
Christine Shoecraft Smith Christine (Shoecraft) Smith No No
Lucy Wilmot Smith no profile No No
Susan McKinney Steward no profile No No
Elizabeth Stumm no profile No No
Mary Church Terrell March (Church) Terrell No Yes
Florence Winfrey Thompson, aka Mills Florence (Winfrey) Thompson No No
Katherine D. Chapman Tillman Katherine D. Chapman No No
Sojourner Truth Sojourner Truth No No
Olivia A. Davidson (1864-1889) Olivia A. DavidsonNo Yes
Josephine Turpin Washington Josephine (Turpin) Washington Yes No
Elizabeth Welch "no profile" no no
Ida B. Wells Ida Bell Wells-Barnett No Yes
Julia Williams (abolitionist) Julia Williams No NoJane Hoskinson
Marie Selika Williams no profile No No
Phillis Wheatley Phillis Wheatley No No
Ethel L. PayneEthel L. PayneNoNo

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