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From A-Z: Dynamic Black Women In History  was originally published on hellobeautiful.com

1. Alice Walker

Alice Walker

2. Anna Tibaijuka (United Nations)

Anna Tibaijuka (United Nations)

3. Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde

4. Ayana Mathis

Ayana Mathis

5. Bebe Moore Campbell

Bebe Moore Campbell

6. bell hooks

bell hooks

7. Carol Moseley Braun

Carol Moseley Braun

8. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

9. Cynthia McKinney

Cynthia McKinney

10. Dame Eugenia Charles (Dominica)

Dame Eugenia Charles (Dominica)

11. Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks

12. Gloria Naylor

Gloria Naylor

13. Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks

14. Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman

15. Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells

16. Karen Bass

Karen Bass

17. Lorraine Hansberry

Lorraine Hansberry

18. Mary McLeod Bethune

Mary McLeod Bethune

19. Michaëlle Jean (Canada)

Michaëlle Jean (Canada)

20. Nikki Giovanni

Nikki Giovanni

21. Ntozake Shange

Ntozake Shange

22. Octavia Butler

Octavia Butler

23. Pearl Cleage

Pearl Cleage

24. Phillis Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley

25. Robin Kelly

Robin Kelly

26. Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

27. Ruth Simmons

Ruth Simmons

28. Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm

29. Susan Rice

Susan Rice

30. Suzan Lori-Parks

Suzan Lori-Parks

31. Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

32. Terry McMillan

Terry McMillan

33. Sonia Sanchez

Sonia Sanchez

34. Margaret Walker

Margaret Walker

35. Rebecca Walker

Rebecca Walker

36. J. California Cooper

J. California Cooper

37. Zane

Zane

38. Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston
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