Patricia Bath invented the first device used for laser cataract surgery, 1981.
Nadja West, first black Army Surgeon General, 2015.
Hiram Rhodes Revels was the 1st black to serve in the U.S. Congress when elected to the U.S Senate as a Republican; Mississippi, 1870-71.
Benny Goodman Trio was the 1st known interracial jazz group, 1935
Nadja West, first Army black female Lieutenant General, 2015.