Anna Arnold Hedgeman was the only woman on the organizing committee for the 1963 March on Washington and was another “hidden figure”.Read more "Anna Arnold Hedgeman"
Ludmya Bordeau “Mia” Love is the 1st black republican woman to serve in the House of Representatives, Utah; 2014.Read more "Ludmya Bordeau “Mia” Love"
Ashmun Institute was the 1st school of higher learning for young black men, Pennsylvania; 1854.Read more "Ashmun Institute"
Claudette Colvin in 1955 at age 15 refused to give up her seat on a bus months before Rosa Parks.Read more "Claudette Colvin"
Jonathan Jasper Wright was the 1st black State Supreme Court Justice, South Carolina; 1870.Read more "Jonathan Jasper Wright"
Aaliyah first artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 based solely on airplay in 2000. She died in 2001.Read more "Aaliyah"
Frank E. Petersen was the 1st black U.S. Marine Corps aviator, 1952.Read more "Frank E. Petersen"
Carol Moseley Braun became the 1st black woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992.Read more "Carol Moseley Braun"
Matt Baker was the 1st known black comic book artist; Jumbo Comics #69 for Fiction House, 1944.Read more "Matt Baker"
Tracy K. Smith 22nd Poet Laureate of the United States, 2017-2019.Read more "Tracy K. Smith"