Harry Belafonte was the 1st Jamaican American to win an Emmy, for Revlon Revue: Tonight with Belafonte, 1959.
William Attaway, a black man to create the National Negro Insurance Association, 1915, a first.
Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary (now Spelman College) is the oldest historically black women's college, 1881; Atlanta, Georgia.
Bernice Johnson Reagon, in the early 1960s, was the black female founding member of the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee's Freedom Singers in the Albany Movement.
Septima Clark was known as the "Grandmother" of the Civil Rights Movement, for her work in literacy and citizenship workshops that played an important…