Dinah Drake was the original Black Canary, one of the first super heroines of DC Comics.
Originally appearing as a criminal in Johhny Thunder storylines, it was later revealed she only posed as a bad girl to help fight crime.
She would eventually become a member of the Justice Society of America, she married and had a daughter, Dinah Lance, who inherited the mantle of the Black Canary.
Her story was rewrited after Crisis on Infinite Earth, making her a founding member of the Justice League of America instead of Wonder Woman.
Black Canary had a sonic scream, this was very useful as it practically forced to have her gagged whenever she became a damsel in distress.
This power was later lost and only her daughter has it.