William Monroe Trotter founded the newspaper The Guardian and helped W.E.B. Du Bois organize the Niagara Movement of 1905.
Cheryl Boone Isaacs 1st black president of the Acadmey of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 2013.
Quincy Jones 1st black nominated for "best original song" Oscars.
Rabbi Alysa Stanton 1st black woman rabbi, 2009.
Garrett Morgan invented a version of the three signal traffic light and became the only black man in Ohio to own a car, 1923.