Patricia Bath 1st black resident in ophthalmology at NYU.
Patricia Bath 1st black woman doctor to receive a patent for a medical purpose.
In 1997 the first Kwanza stamp was issued by the USPS.
Vi Lyles 1st black woman elected mayor Charlotte, NC
Patricia Bath 1st black woman to serve on staff as a surgeon at UCLA Medical Center.
Edward Brooke was the first black U.S. Senator elected in 1966.
Rupert Bath 1st black man to work for NYC subway system as a motorman.