Darryl A. Williams was the 1st black superintendent of the United States Military Academy, 2018.
Myrtle Potter was the first black woman on Amazon's board of directors, 2004- 2009.
The Platters were the 1st black group to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with Smoke Get in Your Eyes, January 19, 1959.
Seba Johnson first black woman to ski at the Olympics in 1988, also the youngest at age 14.
Ernie Davis was the 1st black person to win the Heisman Trophy, 1961.