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Alain Locke
   was the first African-American   
Rhodes Scholar
A philosopher, educator and patron of the arts, he wrote about the Harlem Renaissance (1907)
Althea Gibson
   was the first African-American   
Tennis Champion
1957
Angela Bassett
   was the first African-American   
Woman Who Received an Oscar Nomination but Did Not Win the Award
"What's Love Got To Do With It" 1993
Berry Gordy Jr
   was the first African-American   
Who Founded Motown Records in Detroit
1959
Booker T Washington
   was the first African-American   
Who Founded Tuskeqee Institute
1881
Carl Lewis
   was the first African-American   
Track Star to Win 9 Gold Medals at 3 Olympic Games
1984 1988 1992
Carl Stokes
   was the first African-American   
Mayor of a U.S. City
Cleveland, OH - elected in 1967
Carol Mosely-Braun
   was the first African-American   
Woman to Serve As a U.S Senator
Elected in 1992 in Illinois
Daisy Bates
   was the first African-American   
Who Was the Civil Rights Activist Leader Behind Little Rock Nine
1993
Edward Brooke
   was the first African-American   
Senator After Reconstruction
1966-1979
Ernie Davis
   was the first African-American   
To Win the Heisman Trophy
1961
Gwendolyn Brooks
   was the first African-American   
To Win a Pulitzer Prize
1950
Hattie McDaniel
   was the first African-American   
To Win an Oscar
1940. Best Supporting Actress for her role of Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939).
Ida B Wells-Barnett
   was the first African-American   
Journalist and Civil Rights Activist That Crusaded Against Lynching
1862-1931
Jackie Robinson
   was the first African-American   
To Play Baseball in the Major Leagues
1947
Jack Johnson
   was the first African-American   
Heavyweight Champion
1908
Judith Jamison
   was the first African-American   
To Become a Director of a Major American Dance Company
1990
Leroy Robert “Satchel” Paige
   was the first African-American   
To Be Elected Into the Baseball Hall of Fame
1971
Madam C.J. Walker
   was the first African-American   
Millionaire
1900’s
Marian Anderson
   was the first African-American   
To Become a Member of the Metropolitan Opera Company
1955
Marion Jones
   was the first African-American   
Woman to Win 5 Gold Medals at a Single Olympic Games
2000
Marian Wright Eldelman
   was the first African-American   
Who Established The Children's Defense Fund
1973
Matthew A. Henson
   was the first African-American   
To Reach the North Pole
1909
Nat King Cole
   was the first African-American   
To Star in His Own Television Series
1956-1957
Paul Robeson
   was the first African-American   
To Sing Ole’ Man River in the Musical Showboat
1928
Ralph Bunche
   was the first African-American   
To Receive a Nobel Peace Prize
1950
Rita Dove
   was the first African-American   
To Serve As Poet Laureate of The United States
1993-1995
Sojourner Truth
   was the first African-American   
Abolitionist Known for Her Extraordinary Oratorical Gift
1851
Toni Morrison
   was the first African-American   
Nobel Prize Winner for Literature
1957
Tracey Edmonds
   was the first African-American   
To Head a Film Studio
Our Stories Films, founded in 2006 by Robert L. Johnson and Bob and Harvey Weinstein of The Weinstein Company.
Vanessa L. Williams
   was the first African-American   
Woman to Win Miss America
1984. She resigned her title in scandal
W.E.B DuBois
   was the first African-American   
Who Published "The Souls of Black Folk"
1903


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