Nina Mae McKinney (June 13, 1913 - May 3, 1967) was an American Actress Dubbed “The Black Garbo”, she was one of the first African American film stars and was one of the first African-Americans to appear on British television, featuring in the demonstration film broadcast each morning for the benefit of installers and engineers.
Isabel Wilkerson, the first African American/Black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in journalism and author of the masterpiece book: "The Warmth of Other Sons." She studied journalism at Howard University where she was editor-in-chief for the Howard University Hilltop student newspaper.
Dr. Marie Daly was a trailblazer in the field of biochemistry, and was the first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in Chemistry. Daly was a pioneer in researching the connection between high cholesterol and heart disease.
W.T. FORD - THE FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN GRADUATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY - Dr. W.T. Ford has a poster printed up for his new dental office in Cordele, Georgia. Underscoring the ongoing segregation in the South, the doctor only accepts "COLORED PEOPLE" as patients.