Wole Soyinka first African to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Satchel Paige, at 42, was the oldest rookie to play in MLB.
Mo’ne Davis 1st Little League baseball player to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
Mo’ne Davis first black girl to play in the Little League World Series.
Viola Davis first black actor to win a Tony, Oscar, and Emmy for acting.
Sidney Poitier first black to win an Academy Award for best actor in 1967.
Carl Stokes 1st black mayor of a major U.S. city, Cleveland, 1967.