Famous Firsts By African Americans People

Famous Firsts By African Americans

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The 'famous firsts by African American' list. These famous people in African American history are known for creating African American history firsts. This list includes the first African Americans from all walks of life: first African American poet, first African American governor, first African American mayor, first African American astronaut, first African American Nobel prize winner, first African American Miss America, first African American millionaire and so on. Read the comments next to each name, to know the African American Firsts achieved by these people. Some of these achievements have been documented in African American movies. Source: Information Please Database


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    John Mercer Langston
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    Local elected official
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    Alexander Twilight
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    State elected official
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    Carl Stokes
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    Mayor of major city
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    P. B. S. Pinchback
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    Governor (appointed)
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    Joseph Rainey
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    U.S. Representative
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    Hiram Rhodes Revels
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    U.S. Senator
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    Robert C. Weaver
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    U.S. cabinet member
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    Gen. Colin Powell

    U.S. Secretary of State
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    Barack Obama
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    Major Party Nominee for President and the U.S. President
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    Charles Hamilton Houston
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    Editor- Harvard Law Review
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    Thurgood Marshall
    Photo: Freebase/Public domain
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice
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    Ebenezer Bassett
    Photo: Freebase/Public domain
    U.S. diplomat
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    Andrew Young
    Photo: Freebase/Public domain
    U.S. Representative to the UN
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    Ralph Bunche
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    Nobel Peace Prize winner
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    Eugene Jacques Bullard

    Combat pilot
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    First Congressional Medal of Honor winner
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    Benjamin O. Davis, Sr.
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    General
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    Colin Powell
    Photo: Freebase/Public domain
    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
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