9/30/2011

101 African American Firsts

The following list provides the names of the first African Americans in a variety of areas of achievement in government, law, diplomacy, the military, science and medicine, sports, literature, and other fields.

African-American Firsts: Government
African-American Firsts: Law
African-American Firsts: Diplomacy
African-American Firsts: Military
African-American Firsts: Science and Medicine African-American Firsts: Scholarship
African-American Firsts: Art and Literature African-American Firsts: Newspapers and Other Print Media
African-American Firsts: Music and Dance
African-American Firsts: Film and Theater
African-American Firsts: Radio and Television

African-American Firsts: Sports
African-American Firsts: Religion
African-American Firsts: Business and Labor Other African-American Firsts:
Sources:
Jessie Carney Smith, Black Firsts: 4,000 ground-Breaking and Pioneering Historical Events (Detroit, Visible Ink Press, 2003); Charles M. Christian, Black Saga: The African American Experience, A Chronology (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1995); Factmonster.com, http://www.factmonster.com/spot/bhmfirsts.html
For a detailed chronology of African American history please consult the following BlackPast.org timelines:
African American history, 1601-1700
African American history, 1701-1800
African American history, 1801-1900
African American history, 1901-2000
African American history, 2001-

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