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Macon Allen was the first African American to graduate was the first African American licensed to practice law in the United States, in Maine in 1844. He is also believed to be the first to hold a judicial position.

wow!! African American Couple Headed Out On the Town, 1930's An African American couple strike a pose in front of a winter landscape background. James Van Der Zee, photographer.

Frederick Douglass "Fritz" Pollard (January 27, 1894 – May 11, 1986) was the first African American head coach in the National Football League (NFL). Pollard along with Bobby Marshall were the first two African American players in the NFL in 1920.

Black Africans Built and Ruled Ancient Kemet (Egypt)

Angelina Weld Grimke --- author of the first staged play by an African American

Mattiwilda Dobbs (b. 1925) is an American opera singer, one of the first African Americans to achieve international acclaim in the art form. After winning an international competition in Geneva, Switzerland, the Spelman graduate launched a career that took her across Europe. In 1953, she became the first African American women to sing at the famed La Scala opera house in Milan, Italy.

African American sharecropper family outside of their home, Scott, MS in 1936.

Althea Gibson broke the color barrier to become the first African American woman to compete on the world tennis tour