New York City's first female taxi driver.
One of the 1st women in New York State to get a motorcycle license (in 1942).
While training to overcome a speech impediment, her stage presence emerged, and she became a Broadway actor.
Because there were so few parts in plays for Black women, she became a playwright.
And then a director.
She died this month at 103 in her Harlem home.
What a life.