Bozema Saint John 1st black woman on stage at Apple Dev. Conf.
Diahann Carroll 1st black actress to be nominated for a Tony Award.
Ida B. Wells first black woman to charter a bank and was also president of the bank.
Ida B. Wells 1st black woman to be a paid correspondent for a mainstream white newspaper.
Ida B. Wells co-founder NAACP.
Wole Soyinka first African to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Satchel Paige, at 42, was the oldest rookie to play in MLB.