African American Women's Firsts: Part One (Photo Gallery)

Our MAKERS mission is to assemble the largest collection of women's stories ever, and so during Black History Month, we take a look at the unknown stories of African American women and the incredible firsts these women were able to accomplish despite the persecution, segregation and racism they faced.

Part one of our photo gallery begins in the late 18th century with a published poet and ends in 1926 with a Ph.D. from Yale University.

Take a look at the part one of these African American women's firsts.