Mary Seacole, British-Jamaican business woman and “nurse”. She died in 1881. In 2004 she was voted the “greatest black Briton”.Read more "Mary Seacole"
Nancy Abu-Bansrah first black female neurosurgery resident in Johns Hopkins 30 year history, 2019.Read more "Nancy Abu-Bansrah"
Bernie Custis was the 1st black quarterback to become a regular starter for a professional football team; Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Canada, 1951.Read more "Bernie Custis"
The first ordained black woman minister in Canada was the Rev. Addie Aylestock, 1959.Read more "Rev Addie Aylestock"
Jackie Robinson 1st black Major League Baseball player in the modern era, 1947.Read more "Jackie Robinson"
Marvel’s “Black Panther” was the first black superhero in comics, 1966.Read more "Marvel’s “Black Panther”"
Arthur Mitchell first black dancer with New York City Ballet, 1955.Read more "Arthur Mitchell"
Patricia Bath invented the first device used for laser cataract surgery, 1981.Read more "Patricia Bath"
Nadja West, first black Army Surgeon General, 2015.Read more "Nadja West"
Hiram Rhodes Revels was the 1st black to serve in the U.S. Congress when elected to the U.S Senate as a Republican; Mississippi, 1870-71.Read more "Hiram Rhodes Revels"