Evelyn Dove was a black British singer and actress, often compared to an a contemporary of Josephine Baker.
Eric Holder is the 1st black U.S. attorney general, 2009.
Robert Henry Lawrence Jr. was the first black man selected for astronaut training, 1967.
Joan Armatrading, 1st female UK artist to be nominated for a Grammy in blues category, 2007.
Mary Church Terrell was the 1st black woman in the US to be appointed to the school boards of a major city; serving…