March is Women’s History Month!

Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have produced countless prominent women leaders and trailblazers over time. March is Women’s History Month and there’s no better time to celebrate their contributions. Here are some women pioneers who have impacted history that came from HBCUs!

1Oprah Winfrey – Tennessee State University

Oprah Winfrey is a talk show host, media executive, actress, and billionaire philanthropist. She graduated from Tennessee State University in 1986 with a degree in speech communications and performing arts. She’s best known for being the host of the beloved talk show, “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” which aired for 25 seasons, from 1986 to 2011. The show won 16 Daytime Emmy Awards and its success helped her become the world’s first Black woman billionaire in 2003.