Michael Steele 1st black chairman of the Republican National Committee.
Doris Miller U.S. Navy Cook first black recipient of Navy Cross.
Robert Maynard, 1st black media mogul, the Oakland Tribune, 1983
Vanessa Kingori first black publisher of Vogue Magazine.
Theodore Long first black manager of Smackdown.
Aretha Franklin first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Gerald Fitzherbert Norman first black hired as a high school teacher in NYC public school system.