Carter G. Woodson was founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.
Jean Baptiste Point du Sable was the first black permanent resident of Chicago, Illinois, and is recognized as the "Founder of Chicago," 1780
Violet Palmer 1st openly gay NBA referee.
Violet Palmer 1st woman to referee an NBA All Star game.
Violet Palmer 1st woman NBA referee in 1997.
Judy Reed 1st black woman to hold a patent in 1884.
Evelyn Ashford, 1992, at age 35 became the oldest American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in track and field.