The More You Know: 9 Little Known Facts About Notable Women in Black History

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PHYLICIA RASHAD

Big shout out to Phylicia Rashad, Debbie Allen’s sister and America’s coolest TV mom. After years of being Clair Huxtable, a role that garnered her Emmy nominations but no wins, Rashad took her talents to Broadway, where she finally won a much deserved award. In 2004, she was the first black woman to win a Tony Award for a dramatic lead on Broadway. She did for her work as loyal mother Lena Younger in “A Raisin in the Sun” (one of the best plays ever).

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