FC: Oprah Winfrey | Ariana Paige F Block
1: Oprah Winfrey Jan. 29,1954 1954-Present | Oprah Winfrey has made a path way for future African American business women of all time.
2: Oprah Gail Winfrey was born in Kosciusko,Mississppi
3: When Oprah was 4 yrs.old ,her mother,Vernita,learned there was a housekeeping job in Milwaukee,Wisconsin that pay $50/week. Vernita left Oprah for her mother to raise her.
5: When Oprah was 3 she was reading, adding,subtracting,& writing. On Easter Oprah made a speech at church.
7: Oprah's father ,Vernon Winfrey, raised Oprah a small portion of her life. She arrived at 8 and left at 8.She returned as a 13 year old.
8: Oprah's mother,Vernita Lee, wasn't in much of Oprahs life. She Left Oprah when she was four. She left beacuse therer was a job for a house keeper,it paid $50 a week.
10: She was voted the first African American Miss Fire Prevention
11: In 1972 she was crowned Miss Black Nashville and Miss Tennessee
12: In 1973 she became the first African American to co-anchor the news on Nashville's WTVF-TV
13: In 1985 she is cast as Sofia in "The Color Purple"
15: When Oprah built the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa,she contributed $10 million.Which made a huge impact around the world.
16: Sources: Oprah Winfrey "I Dont Beleive in Failure" by Robin Westen www.bio.com www.oprahwinfrey.com