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Continental Airlines honors its first black pilot by naming new 737 after him. 1st black pilot with Continental Airlines who had to go through the Supreme Court to get the job. Marlon Dewitt Green (June 6, 1929 – July 6, 2009) was an African-American pilot whose landmark United States Supreme Court decision in 1963 helped dismantle racial discrimination in the American passenger airline industry.. www.griphop.com/
In December 1957, Mohawk Airlines hired the first African-American stewardess in the United States, Ruth Carol Taylor. Within months, TWA announced that it would hire a black stewardess, making it the first large airline to break the color barrier in passenger service.
The FIRST Black Senator; a RARE photograph and great portrait by Mathew Brady - a cabinet card photograph of Hiram Rhoades Revels (1822-1901). Of mixed African and Indian descent, he was a Methodist minister and later the first Black Senator (Mississippi) during Reconstruction, later the President of Alcorn University.
Carl Maxie Brashear was the first African American to become a U.S. Navy Master Diver, rising to the position in 1970. Service/branch United States Navy Years of service 1948-1979
Nichelle Nichols as Lieutenant Uhura
Princess Angela of Liechtenstein is the first and only black princess in reigning European monarchy. I'm surprised this didn't get more media attention!
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Black Abolitionists: Thomas Mundy Peterson The First African American To Vote Under The 15th Amendment - https://blackthen.com/black-abolitionists-thomas-mundy-peterson-first-african-american-vote-15th-amendment/?utm_source=PN&utm_medium=BT+Pinterest&utm_campaign=SNAP%2Bfrom%2BBlack+Then
Sarah Rector--By the age of 10, she became the richest Black child in America. She received a land grant from the Creek Nation as part of reparations. Soon after, oil was discovered on her property. By 1912, the revenue from this oil was $371,000 per year (roughly $6.5 million today). Despite various attempts to steal her land and fortune, Sarah resisted. She went on to attend Tuskegee University and eventually settled in Kansas City, Missouri where her mansion still stands.
Infographic: Presidents Day 2013 - Which Presidents Are On U.S. Money?
Black soldiers fighting a war in Vietnam for others to obtain freedom. Ironic because it was concurrent with the Civil Rights movement in which others fighting to obtain basic human and civil rights for African Americans in the U.S. "Land o f the Free" www.artistdds.com
Obama broke racial barriers early in his career when he was elected the first black president of the Harvard Law Review during his second year at the university.
Joe Louis and Jesse Owens