Elbert "Big Man" Howard was 1 of the 6 original founding members of the Black Panther Party at age 28, 1966.
Marian Anderson was the 1st black woman invited to sing at the White House, 1986.
Mary Mahoney was the 1st licensed black nurse in the U.S, 1979.
Paulette Brown was the 1st black female president of the American Bar Association, 2015.
Thurgood Marshall 1st black U.S. Supreme Court Justice.