Famous African-American Women Biographies

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

04 February 1913 - 24 October 2005

Rosa Parks, a civil rights activist who refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama, was born on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama.

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

29 January 1954 -

Oprah Winfrey, an internationally influential self-made billionaire African-American woman, was born in the rural town of Kosciusko, Mississippi, on January 29, 1954.