Oprah Winfrey

By:Ivy Brown

Oprah Winfrey was born January 29,1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi, her full name was Oprah Gail Winfrey. Oprah was named the first black female host of a nationally daily talk show with the premiere of the Oprah Winfrey Show. In 2002, she was named the first recipient of the academy of television arts & science. She became the first black female billionaire in the U.S. in 2003. After trouble in a small farming community she was sexually abused by a number of relatives and friends of her mom , she was 9 years old , when her cousin sexually abused her for the first time, she was raped , then taken out for ice cream and told to keep a secret, when she did she was again abused & kept silent. At the age of 19, while still a sophomore in collage, she became the youngest & first African American anchor for WTVF-TV in Nashville. November 20,2013 she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by the president Barrack Obama!!

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