Great Black Women in History   Maggie L. Walker   An African American teacher and businesswoman Walker was the first female bank president and the first woman to charter a bank in the United States As

Great Black Women in History Maggie L. Walker An African American teacher and businesswoman Walker was the first female bank president and the first woman to charter a bank in the United States As

Lieutenant Colonel Charles Young. The first African American to attain the rank of Colonel in the United States Army and it's highest ranking African American until the day he died. A true Buffalo Soldier...

Lieutenant Colonel Charles Young. The first African American to attain the rank of Colonel in the United States Army and it's highest ranking African American until the day he died. A true Buffalo Soldier...

Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray became the first African American woman to be ordained an Episcopal priest in 1977 at the age of 67, the first Black deputy attorney general in the state of California in 1945, the first Black American to receive a J.S.D. from Yale Law School in 1965, and graduated first (and the only woman) in her Howard University Law School class in 1944.

Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray became the first African American woman to be ordained an Episcopal priest in 1977 at the age of 67, the first Black deputy attorney general in the state of California in 1945, the first Black American to receive a J.S.D. from Yale Law School in 1965, and graduated first (and the only woman) in her Howard University Law School class in 1944.

CMSGT Fred Archer, Tuskegee Airmen, The first African American to earn the rank of Chief Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force

CMSGT Fred Archer, Tuskegee Airmen, The first African American to earn the rank of Chief Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force

Mary McLeod Bethune's Last Will & Testament -- Courtesy of The Freeman Institute

Mary McLeod Bethune's Last Will & Testament -- Courtesy of The Freeman Institute

African American Soldiers of War WWII | Recent Photos The Commons Getty Collection Galleries World Map App ...

African American Soldiers of War WWII | Recent Photos The Commons Getty Collection Galleries World Map App ...

George Roberts, a native of the Baltimore neighborhood Canton, served in the War of 1812. He was considered to be among the “Old Defenders” of Baltimore.

George Roberts, a native of the Baltimore neighborhood Canton, served in the War of 1812. He was considered to be among the “Old Defenders” of Baltimore.

Ruby Bridges, 1960 Ruby Bridges (born 1954) was the first African American child to desegregate an elementary school when she walked into William Frantz Elementary school in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1960.

Ruby Bridges, 1960 Ruby Bridges (born 1954) was the first African American child to desegregate an elementary school when she walked into William Frantz Elementary school in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1960.

The Tuskegee Airmen were dedicated, determined young men who volunteered to become the first black military airmen during World War II.

The Tuskegee Airmen were dedicated, determined young men who volunteered to become the first black military airmen during World War II.

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