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A Glorious Hashtag Is Being Used To Celebrate Black Women's Excellence

#BlackWomenDidThat pays homage to black girl magic throughout history.

1. In 1992, Mae Carol Jemison became the first African-American woman to travel to space.

Dr.Mae Carol Jemison, the first African American woman to travel in space. #BlackWomenDidThat

2. Sade Adu slayed so much during the '90s.

Sade, the most successful solo British female artist in history. #BlackWomenDidThat

3. And then Oprah Winfrey became the first black female billionaire in 2003.

Twitter doesn't have enough characters to run Oprah's resume, so I'll just drop this here. #blackwomendidthat #oprah

4. It's taken a while but black women and girls are seeing themselves in comics. Just a few days ago it was announced that a young black girl will be the smartest person in the Marvel universe.

X-Men leader, Queen of Wakanda, Headmistress for the Jean Grey School For Higher Learning, Badass #BlackWomenDidThat

5. Ms Ethel Payne, the "First Lady of the Black Press", paved the way for many black journalists.

Ethel Payne. Pioneering journalist. First Lady of the Black Press. Chicagoan. #BlackWomenDidThat #ADeltaDidThat

6. Elaine Welteroth's impact on Teen Vogue has already helped black girls to get the representation that was sorely lacking.

Elaine Welteroth is the first black editor-in-chief ( and youngest ever) of @TeenVogue #BlackWomenDidThat ✨🙌🏾 📇

7. Back in 2015, Viola Davis made history by winning an Emmy for Lead Actress in a Drama. Her speech was the most heartwarming thing.

.@violadavis - the first Black actress to win an Emmy for Lead Actress Drama. #BlackWomenDidThat

8. Wangari Maathai was the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

Professor Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. #BlackWomenDidThat

9. Ava DuVernay ensured we were represented in film.

Ava DuVernay 1st African American Woman Director awarded at Sundance & nom at GoldenGlobes. #BlackWomenDidThat

10. While Mara Brock Akil helped get our stories shown on television.

@MaraBrockAkil - creator and showrunner of "Girlfriends" "The Game" "Being Mary Jane" #BlackWomenDidThat

11. Harriet Tubman's contribution to history will not go unnoticed, as her face will feature on the next $20 bill in America.

The REAL OG #HarrietTubman escorted over 300 slaves to freedom. #BlackWomenDidThat

12. Michelle Obama is one of only three first ladies to have a graduate degree.

#BlackWomenDidThat this woman for being an inspiration to young ladies.❤️❤️🙏🏼🙏🏾

13. Olympic stars Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles have only just begun their careers. Between them they hold many medals for their endeavours.

Breaking records #BlackWomenDidThat

14. Serena Williams is constantly smashing records out the park. 🙏

One of the best athletes on the planet. Period. Serena Jameka Williams. #BlackWomenDidThat

15. Let us not forgot Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, whose work ethic constantly inspires black women to keep shining.

Has the highest grossing tour for an African American artist #BlackWomenDidThat

16. Rosa Parks is the reason black women can sit anywhere they like on a bus.

Rosa Parks Statue, Capitol's First Of African-American Woman, To Be Dedicated #BlackWomenDidThat

YAAASS. Black women did all of that!