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Mary Patterson: The First African-American Woman to Earn a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree

Mary Patterson was born into slavery on September 12, 1840. She was the eldest of the children of her parents,...

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Reverend Lemuel Haynes: The First African-American Ordained as a Christian Minister in the United States

Reverend Haynes an American clergyman who was born on July 18, 1753, at West Hartford, Connecticut. He was the first...

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Edith S. Sampson: The First African-American Delegate to the United Nations

Edith Sampson, the daughter of Louis Spurlock and Elizabeth McGruder, was born on October 13, 1898, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She...

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Loretta E. Lynch: The First African-American Woman Attorney General of the United States

Loretta Lynch, who served under President Bill Clinton as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York,...

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Michelle Robinson Obama: The First African-American First Lady of the United States

Michelle Obama was born on January 17, 1964, in Chicago, Illinois, to Fraser Robinson and Marian Shields. The American lawyer...

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Mary Fields: The First Female African-American to Work for the United States Postal Service

Mary Fields, who was known for her love for cigars and whiskey, was born a slave in Hickman County, Tennessee,...

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Horatio Julius Homer: The First African-American Police Officer in Boston

Homer Julius, the son of Charles Homer and Sarah Fields, was born on May 24, 1848, in Farmington, Connecticut. In...

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Joseph Jenkins Roberts: The First African-American President of Any Nation

Joseph Jenkins Roberts was born free in Norfolk, Virginia, on March 15, 1809. He was the second child out of seven...

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James H. Conyers: The First African-American Midshipman Admitted to the United States Naval Academy

James Henry Conyers was born on October 24, 1855, in Charleston, South Carolina. He was the first African-American admitted to...

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Absalom Jones: The First African-American to be Ordained as an Episcopal Priest

Absalom Jones was born into slavery in November 1746 in Sussex County, Delaware. In 1795, Bishop William White ordained him...