Did you know about the musical prodigy Hazel Scott? She got a private tutoring scholarship from the Juilliard School of Music at the age of eight because she was a musical prodigy. She later became the first woman of color to have her own TV show. She also appeared in the film The Heat's On in which she played two pianos at once.
On top of that, she was one of the first entertainers to refuse to play for segregated audiences and demanded equal pay with that of her white actor counterparts.
White female actors today have trouble accomplishing that.