The first African American to win the men's singles at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, and the first black American to be ranked No. 1 in the world.
Biography.com presents the life of jazz entertainer Josephine Baker, who dazzled audiences from Harlem's Cotton Club to Paris' Folies Berg re .
Biography.com presents the life of aviation pioneer Bessie Coleman, who became the first African-American woman in America to stage a public flight in 1922.
She is the first African-American female pilot.
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Earnest Everett Just was an African-American biologist and educator best known for his pioneering work in the physiology of development, especially in fertilization.
Dizzy Gillespie, byname of John Birks Gillespie (born Oct. 21, 1917, Cheraw, S.C., U.S.—died Jan. 6, 1993, Englewood, N.J.), American jazz trumpeter, composer, and ...
Marian Anderson became the first African American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera in 1955. She sang at the Lincoln Memorial at the request of Eleanor ...