In 1926, Violette Anderson becomes the first Black woman lawyer to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
She was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi. She is most well known for her self-titled Television show, “Oprah,” which became the highest rated talk show in Television History. Oprah is also an Academy Award nominated actress, a magazine publisher and the only Black American female Billionaire. A philanthropist, she founded the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, in South Africa, with her own money. She also the creator of the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).
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