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Black underground railroad "conductor"

Harriet Tubman

2

Founder of _Ebony_ and _Jet_ magazines

John Johnson

3

University integrated in 1962

University of Alabama

4

Black orator and former slave

Frederick Douglas

5

First Black Surgeon General

Jocelyn Elders

6

First Black starring role on television

Diahann Carroll (for _Julia_)

7

Black 19th century educator; founder of Tuskegee institute

Booker T. Washington

8

First Black singer for the Metropolitan Opera

Marian Anderson

9

First Black US Poet Laureate

Maya Angelou

10

Black preacher who led 1831 insurrection against slavery

Nat Turner

11

First Black US Ambassador to United Nations

Andrew Young

12

First Black in space

Leon Bluford Jr.

13

Black Rainbow Coalition leader

Jesse Jackson

14

First Black in the NBA

Nate "Sweetwater" Clifton

15

First Black major league baseball player (19th century)

Moses Fleetwood Walker

16

First Black awarded Nobel Peace prize

Ralph Bunche

17

First Black mayor of Los Angeles

Tom Bradley

18

First Black to win Pulitzer prize for literature

Alice Walker

19

First Black Congresswoman

Shirley Chisholm

20

"One O'clock Jump" band leader

Count Basie

21

First Black to reach the North Pole

Matthew Henson

22

Black founder of The American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey

23

First Black awarded Nobel Prize for literature

Toni Morrison

24

Black Peanut cultivator

George Washington Carver

25

First Black heavyweight boxing champion

Jack Johnson

26

First Black major league baseball player (20th century)

Jackie Robinson

27

Black Texas congresswoman 1972-78

Barbara Jordan

28

Woman who inititated the Montgomery bus boycott

Rosa Parks

29

First Black Supreme Court Justice

Thurgood Marshall

30

First Black American league baseball player (20th century)

Larry Doby

31

First Black mayor of Detroit (five times)

Coleman Young

32

First Black mayor of Atlanta

Maynard Jackson

33

Black Soprano at Metropolitan Opera 1976-85

Leontyne Price

34

Huey Newton and Bobby Seal's party - founded 1966

Black Panthers

35

Black female preacher abolitionist and activist

Sojourner Truth

36

First Black Miss America

Vanessa Williams

37

First Black Coach in any professional sport

Bill Russell

38

Black male tennis champion

Arthur Ashe

39

Nation of Islam leader

Louis Farrakhan

40

Black man killed at Boston Massacre

Crispus Attucks

41

NAACP representative murdered in Mississippi - 1965

Medgar Evers

42

First Black female mayor of Washington D.C.

Sharon Pratt Kelly

43

O.J. Simpson's defense lawyer

Johnny Cochran

44

Black Miss America - 1991

Debbye Turner

45

First Black mayor of New York City

David Dinkins

46

He coined the term "black power"

Adam Clayton Powell

47

First Black to hold a patent (corn harvester)

Henry Blair

48

First Black to win Pulitzer prize for poetry

Gwendolyn Brooks

49

Black female figure skater

Debi Thomas

50

Black Panther leader and newspaper editor

Eldridge Cleaver

51

First Black Major league baseball coach

Frank Robinson

52

The Voice of Darth Vader

James Earl Jones

53

First Black Grammy winner

Harry Belafonte

54

First Black Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Colin Powell

55

First Black flying squadron

Tuskegee Airmen (WWII)

56

Prosecutor in O.J. Simpson trial

Christopher Darden

57

First Black to win at Wimbledon

Althea Gibson

58

First Black Woman in the Senate

Carol Mosely-Braun

59

Medal awarded by NAACP

Spingarn Medal

60

Former Urban League head and Clinton advisor

Vernon Jordan

61

First Black masters golf champion

Tiger Woods

62

City of the 1955 bus boycott

Montgomery

63

Black CNN Washington anchor

Bernard Shaw

64

George W. Bush's National Security Advisor

Condoleeza Rice

65

First Black Academy Award winner

Hattie McDaniel

66

First Black mayor of Chicago

Harold Washington

67

First Black to enroll at the University of Mississippi

James Meredith

68

First Black woman in space

Mae Jameson

69

Black Nationalist leader assassinated - 1965

Malcolm X

70

Fund founded at Tuskegee Institute - 1944

United Negro College Fund

71

NAACP founder 1909

W.E.B. DuBois

72

Black aid in developing blood banks

Charles Drew

73

Black president of Southern Christian Leadership Conference after Martin Luther King

Ralph Abernathy

74

First Black mayor of Cleveland

Carl Stokes

75

The "Ambassador of Love"

Pearl Bailey

76

First Black Female Grammy winner

Ella Fitzgerald

77

Black playwright born in Harlem - 1924

James Baldwin

78

Black Rat Pack member

Sammy Davis Jr.

79

City high school integrated - 1956

Little Rock

80

First Black All-American athlete

Paul Robeson