Mareena Robinson Snowden 1st black woman to receive a PhD in nuclear engineering from MIT in 2018.
Alicia Garza queer cofounder Black Lives Matter.
Sojourner Truth was the 1st black woman to win a case against a white man, 1838
Stacey Abrams 1st black woman to be a major party nominee for governor in the United States, Georgia, 2018.
Andrew Gillum 1st black Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Florida history, 2018.
Barbara Jordan was the 1st black elected to the Texas Senate and United States House of Representatives.
James Weldon Johnson was the leader of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), where he started working in 1917.