Altha Stewart 1st black president of the American Psychiatric Association, 2018.Read more "Altha Stewart"
Sophia Danenberg was the 1st black person to reach the peak of Mount Everest, 2006.Read more "Sophia Danenberg"
Wyomia Tyus was the 1st black woman to win a gold medal in the 100 meter race in two Olympic games; 1964 Tokyo & 1968 Mexico City.Read more "Wyomia Tyus"
Todd Duncan was the 1st black member of the New York City Opera, 1945.Read more "Todd Duncan"
Maurice Ashley is the 1st black chess international grandmaster, 1999.Read more "Maurice Ashley"
William Edmondson is the 1st black artist to have a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art; New York, 1937.Read more "William Edmondson"
Will T. Ribbs was the 1st black driver to qualify for the Indy 500, 1991.Read more "Will T. Ribbs"
Misty Copeland is the 1st black person promoted to principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, 2015.Read more "Misty Copeland"
Vanessa Williams is the 1st woman to win Miss America; representing New York, 1983.Read more "Vanessa Williams"
Julie Mehretu is the 1st black artist whose work ranks among the most expensive at auction by a living female artist, 2013.Read more "Julie Mehretu"