First U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall
First black female astronaut
Mae Jemison
Developed the first blood bank
Charles Drew
First black to win the Oscar award
Hattie McDaniel
Founder of the COGIC
Bishop Mason
Discovered the North Pole
Matthew Henson
First Black cable channel
BET
First black woman to be crowned Miss America
Vanessa Williams
First black to win Wimbledon Tennis Championship
Althea Gibson
First black mass-circulated magazine
Ebony
First black millionaire
Madam CJ Walker
The richest woman in the USA
Oprah Winfrey
First black heavyweight boxing champion
Jack Johnson
First black to run for US president
Shirley Chisholm
First black to have a network TV show
Nat King Cole
Currently serves as President of the USA
Barack Obama