Barbara Jordan 1st black woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives from a southern state, TX, 1972.
Joycelyn Elders, first black Surgeon General of the U.S. of any gender, 1993.
Audrey F. Manley first black woman to achieve the rank of Assistant Surgeon General (Rear Admiral) in 1988.
Harry S. McAlpin was the 1st black male reporter to attend a U.S. Presidential news conference, 1944.
Hal Jackson was the 1st black network radio host, WINX-Washington, D.C. 1998.