Vanessa Williams was crowned the 1st black Miss America, 1984.
Vanessa Williams was the 1st black to go from 1st to 12th grade in the Chappaqua School District in New York.
LaToya Cantrell 1st black woman to be elected mayor, New Orleans, LA 2018.
Pauli Murray 1st black woman to be vested as an Episcopal priest.
Pauli Murray 1st black to earn a doctorate at Yale Law School.
Viola Desmond first black woman to grace Canadien currency.