Harry Belafonte was the 1st Jamaican American to win an Emmy, for Revlon Revue: Tonight with Belafonte, 1959.Read more "Harry Belafonte"
William Attaway, a black man to create the National Negro Insurance Association, 1915, a first.Read more "William Attaway"
Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary (now Spelman College) is the oldest historically black women’s college, 1881; Atlanta, Georgia.Read more "Spelman College"
Bernice Johnson Reagon, in the early 1960s, was the black female founding member of the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee’s Freedom Singers in the Albany Movement.Read more "Bernice Johnson Reagon"
Septima Clark was known as the “Grandmother” of the Civil Rights Movement, for her work in literacy and citizenship workshops that played an important role in the drive for voting rights and civil rights for blacks, 1954.Read more "Septima Clark"
John Henrik Clarke was the first black pioneer in the creation of Pan-African, Africana studies, and professional institutions in academia starting in the late 1960s.Read more "John Henrik Clarke"
Prince Hall was a black abolitionist, known as the founder of Prince Hall Freemasonry, lobbying for education rights for black children, and activity in the back-to-Africa movement, 1700’s.Read more "Prince Hall"
Matawilda Dobbs was the first black woman hired by the San Francisco Opera in 1955.Read more "Matawilda Dobbs"
Ella Hill Hutch, first black woman member of the Board of Supervisors, 1960.Read more "Ella Hill Hutch"
Captain Tara Wright and first officer Mallory Cave were part of Alaska Airlines first Black women flight crew, 2018.Read more "First Black Women Flight Crew"