Richard Allen founded the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1816, forty-nine years before the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery.
Mordecai Johnson 1st black president of Howard University.
Carl Stokes 1st black anchorman in NYC, 1972.
Essynce Moore is the 1st black teen to write books that are mandatory readings for school districts.
Ken Gibson, 1970, first elected black mayor of a major city in the northeast U.S.
George Gates 1st black postal worker.