Clarence Page first black columnist to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize, 1989.
Duke Ellington, first black to appear on a coin by himself, 2009, on a quarter in the District of Columbia.
Karen Bass, first black woman to be elected as speaker of the house on a state level, California, 2008.
Lena Waithe became the first black woman to win an Emmy for comedy writing, 2017.
Michelle J. Howard first black woman four star admiral, 2014.