10 Black Women Who've Made History in 2014

10 Black Women Who’ve Made History in 2014

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Audra McDonald

Audra McDonald made Broadway history this year when she won her sixth Tony Award for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill.”

In her speech, she paid homage to the prominent black women that came before her saying, “I stand on Lena Horne’s shoulders. I am standing on Maya Angelou’s shoulders. I am standing on Diahann Carroll and Ruby Dee, and most of all, Billie Holiday.”