Became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era.
Jackie Robinson
Was the Supreme Court's 96th justice and its first African-American justice.
Thurgood Marshall
Became the first African American to attend the University of Mississippi.
James Meredith
An American singer who first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist.
Nat King Cole
Was the first African American to be so honored in the history of the prize.
Ralph J Bunche
Was the first published African-American female poet.
Phillis Wheatley
Was the first African American to serve in the U.S.
Hiram Revels
Was the first African American to travel in space.
Guion Bluford
Was the first black millionairess in America, invented the world's first hair- straightening formula.
Madame CJ Walker
Was the first leader of Tuskegee University.
Booker T Washington

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