Ernest J. Grant will be the 1st black male president of the American Nurses Association when he takes office on January 1, 2019.
Whitney Young was President of the National Association of Social Workers to end workplace discrimination from 1969 to 1971
Dr. René Revis Shingles is the 1st black woman inducted into the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame, 2018
Carter G. Woodson was founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.
Jean Baptiste Point du Sable was the first black permanent resident of Chicago, Illinois, and is recognized as the "Founder of Chicago," 1780