Thomas L. Jennings was the 1st black to hold a patent for a dry-cleaning process, 1821Read more "Thomas L. Jennings"
Mary Jane Patterson was the 1st black woman to earn a B.A, Oberlin College, 1862Read more "Mary Jane Patterson"
Ghana was the 1st African state to achieve independence from British colonialism.Read more "Ghana"
Kofi Annan was the 1st black secretary of the United Nations.Read more "Kofi Annan"
Freedom’s Journal was the 1st black owned-and-operated newspaper, 1827Read more "Freedom’s Journal"
Vincent R. Stewart was the 1st black person to lead a major intelligence agency: Defense Intelligence Agency, 2015Read more "Vincent R. Stewart"
In Dahomey was the 1st Broadway musical written by blacks, and the first to star blacks, 1903Read more "In Dahomey"
Loretta Lynch was the 1st black woman Attorney General of the United States, 2015Read more "Loretta Lynch"
Sarah Jane Woodson Early was the 1st black woman college instructor: Wilberforce College, 1858Read more "Sarah Jane Woodson Early "
Hilton Als is a writer for The New Yorker and won a Pulitzer Prize in 2016.Read more "Hilton Als"