Black women have laid the blueprint and simultaneously constructed the tools needed to execute the vision and get sh*t done. At America’s core, there is an unspoken acknowledgment of the many ways Black women have saved this country throughout history yet their praises are infrequently sung. Whether fighting on the frontline for the right to live a life free of oppression or inventing 3-D illusion that we emulate and use for our enjoyment today, we know that there is no progress without their vision and work. Here’s a list of Black women who have changed the game for us all, but in many ways their accomplishments were overlooked. It will make you think, “damn, a Black woman did that, too?” Yes. She did.