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STL BLACK WOMAN HALL OF FAME
Tishaura Oneda Jones
Tishaura Oneda Jones is an American politician from St. Louis, Missouri. Since 2013, she has served as the Treasurer of St. Louis, the first African-American woman to hold the position. Jones is a candidate in the 2021 St. Louis mayoral election, which she advanced to a runoff in against Cara Spencer on March 2, 2021. STL Black Woman has endorsed her!
Angelou was an author, poet and civil rights activist until her passing in 2014 at 86 years old.
Waters is a politician serving as the U.S. Representative for California’s 43rd congressional district. She is one of 47 African-American women who have served in Congress.
Turner is one of the best-selling recording artists of all time, having sold more than 200 million records worldwide. She is a 12-time Grammy winner and was ranked No. 17 on “Rolling Stone” magazine’s list of the 100 greatest singers of all time.
Joyner-Kersee was a track and field athlete who won multiple medals during her time as an Olympic Games competitor. She was voted “Greatest Female Athlete of All-Time” by “Sports Illustrated for Women” magazine and now serves as a philanthropist in East St. Louis.
Known as the “Creole Goddess,” Baker was a celebrated dancer and civil rights activist as well as a French spy during World War II.
Dunham was a dancer, author, educator and social activist who innovated modern African-American dance.
Shange was a playwright, poet and feminist who wrote the award-winning play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf” in 1976.
Freeman was a civil rights attorney who was the first woman appointed to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.
Annie Malone, who made a fortune manufacturing and selling hair products in the early years of the 20th century. She donated $10,000 to help the St. Louis Colored Orphans Home build a new building in the Ville neighborhood in 1922. Malone was president of the home’s board of directors from 1918 to 1943, three years before the board renamed the home in her honor. She died in Chicago in 1957.
Jenkins is a folk singer known predominantly for her work with children’s music. She received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004.
Winbush is an R&B singer who’s sold over 10 million albums and singles worldwide. Perhaps best known for her 1987 hit “Angel,” she last released an album in 1994 has largely avoided the public eye since.
SZA is a singer whose 2017 debut album, “Ctrl,” rose as high as No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200. “Time” ranked the album best of 2017.
Wilson was an activist who served as chairwoman of the national NAACP board when it decided to challenge U.S. District Judge James Meredith’s decision not to order busing in St. Louis in 1976. The NAACP challenge led to an appeals court ruling in favor of busing.
Bumbry is an opera singer considered one of the leading mezzo-sopranos of her generation.
Montgomery is a singer and owner of Sweetie Pie’s restaurant, a St. Louis soul food staple. Performing as a background singer with Ike & Tina Turner, she opened Sweetie Pie’s in 1998. Photo courtesy of Montgomery
“She is noted for being one of the original Ikettes in the Ike & Tina Turner Revue in the 1960s. After her tenure as an Ikette, she was a member of the Mirettes, and then became a “Night Tripper” for Dr. John. In the 1970s, Montgomery was a backing vocalist for acts, such as Stevie Wonder, Barbra Streisand, the Rolling Stones, and Joe Cocker. She later created the Sweetie Pie’s franchise and starred in the award-winning reality series Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s”
Bass was an R&B and soul singer best known for her 1965 hit, “Rescue Me.” Post-Dispatch file photo by Reynold Ferguson
Dred and Harriet Scott
Dred and Harriet Scott were enslaved people who fought for their freedom in a landmark Supreme Court case. Though they lost the case, the decision was later nullified by President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.
Smith was a gospel singer famous for her unique arrangements. She was ordained as a minister in the 1920s, and marked her singing with an evangelical flavor.
From ‘the block’ in Kinloch to ‘Black Woman in Hollywood’
Jenifer Lewis covers ESSENCE
From ‘the block’ in Kinloch to ‘Black Woman in Hollywood’.
“Lewis shared stories of her own social justice work that has allowed her to travel to places affected by tragedy and injustice – and how she has been able to lend her voice to the respective movements.”
“See, a little colored girl from Kinloch, Missouri gets 20 million views now,” Lewis said with pride!
Kimora Lee Leissner
Kimora Lee Leissner (previously Simmons, née Perkins; born May 4, 1975) is an entrepreneur, fashion designer, TV personality, author, philanthropist and model.
Marty K. Casey
Dr. Marty K. Casey was chosen for the cover and celebrated as one of the top 25 2020 Most Influential Businesswomen in St. Louis, by the St. Louis Business Journal. She has taken the stage in her city, nationally, and internationally playing the role of her lifetime as evidenced by her philanthropy and activism track record.
“Faye Wattleton is an American abortion rights activist who was the first African American and the youngest president ever elected of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and the first woman since Margaret Sanger to hold the position.”
Cori Bush, a Nurse and Activist, Becomes the First Black Woman to Represent Missouri in Congress 2020 elected to US Representative.
Paula Darcel Girven
In 1998, Paula was inducted into Garfield’s Hall of Fame. Paula also attended the University of Maryland, where she was one of the first African-American woman to receive an athletic scholarship, graduating with a Bachelor of General Studies in 1981. In 1999, Paula was inducted into the University of Maryland’s Hall of Fame. When the Olympic games came to Atlanta, Georgia in 1996, Paula was honored to participate as an Olympic torch runner.”
DR. UBA IWUNWA
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“A true royal holds the mantle of his/her heritage. Sing it, preach it, dance it and write it. Be proud of your roots says the King of the Igbos living in Ghana, HRM. Eze Dr. Amb. Chukwudi Jude Ihenetu – Eze Ohazurume 1 during the royal induction of Her Majesty, Amb. Dr. Uba Iwunwa as the “OLA EZE” Ndigbo Ghana.” Royal Ambassador General and the International Representative of the throne.
Executive Director, Congressional Relations and Public Policy, LAWANDA ASUQUO AKA ENOBONG
LaWanda Asuquo aka Enobong (God’s Gift) has worked for the Federal Government for over 25 years. She has been an Information Technology Specialist/Project Manager and Contracting Officer for the Pentagon, DHS, DOD, DISA, HUD just to name a few. She has served as the Secretary of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) in Washington D.C. She’s currently doing civil activist work for the Nigerian American Diaspora, St. Louis Black Woman and as a Parliament member for State of the African Diaspora – SOAD. She is the Chief Executive Officer of the STL Black Woman Magazine!
Cora Faith Walker
Cora Faith Walker was an American politician who served as a member of the Missouri House of Representatives for the 74th district from January 2017 to July 2019. On July 29, 2019, Walker resigned from the Missouri House of Representatives and became the policy director for St. Louis County executive Sam Page. #STLBlackWoman we will miss you and your sisters will carry on forever in your honor!