Nnamdi Azikiwe was the 1st President of Nigeria, 1963.
Raquel Willis was the first transgender woman to take a leadership role in Out Magazine, 2018.
Oscar Stanton De Priest was the 1st black alderman of Chicago; 1915.
Simone Askew was the first black woman to be First Captain and lead the Corps of Cadets at West Point in 2017.
Reginald Lewis was the 1st black person to build a billion-dollar company, Beatrice Foods; 1987.