Women’s History Month

1ST African American Female Sheriff in the United States…served 3 times as Sheriff of Fulton County.  Jacquelyn Barrett broke color and gender barriers on November 3, 1992 when she was elected sheriff of Fulton County, Georgia, thus becoming the first African American female sheriff in the United States. Her election signaled the end of the old-time stereotype […]

In honor of Women’s History Month, Serato unveiled its “Women to the Front” series spotlighting three DJs and producers. Watch inside.

Ethel Waters was the first Black performer seen on television. Her one-night variety special, The Ethel Waters Show, aired on NBC in 1939. She was joined by fellow Black actresses, Fredi Washington and Georgette Harvey, and they performed part of her play Mamba’s Daughters. Waters in 1962 would also become the first Black person to be nominated […]

The 1st African American Superior Court Judge.  The first woman and the youngest person ever to become a Georgia State Supreme Court Justice. Sears was born on June 13, 1955 in Heidelberg, Germany. She grew up traveling the globe with her family and father, Colonel Thomas Sears, who served as Master Army Aviator in the U.S. […]

The 58th mayor of Atlanta, Shirley Franklin was the first woman to hold the post and the first African American woman to be elected mayor of a major Southern city. Mayor Franklin served the city for two terms, from 2002–2010. While in office, she focused on repairing the Atlanta sewer system and making the city […]

Here is your reminder to support women in music. In honor of Women’s History Month, check out a gallery women dominating rap music inside.

Before you go see Viola Davis in 'The Woman King,' take a look at our favorite Black female action heroes from classic movies over the years.