Table of contents for Black firsts : 2,000 years of extraordinary achievement / edited by Jessie Carney Smith with Casper L. Jordan, Robert L. Johns ; foreword by Johnnetta B. Cole.


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Foreword, by Johnnetta B. Cole .....................................VII
Preface  ............  ............................................  IX
Acknowledgments .................. .............................. XIII
Photo Credits ......................................... ............. XV
Calendar of Firsts................................. .....  ........... XVI I
T' neline.......................................................... XXV
Arts & Entertainment: From Obscurity to Celebrityhood................. 1
Business: New Enterprises & Corporate Advancement ............    49
Civil Rights & Protest: 400 Years of Struggle..........................67
Education: Overcoming Racial Bias..................................79
Government: County & State Pioneers ............................. 115
Government: Federal Firsts........................................153
Government: Local Heroes.........................................  189
Journalism: Firsts in the Fourth Estate ............................. 219
Military: Marching Up the Ranks...................................237
Miscellaneous: A Variety of Milestones.............................. 255
Organizations: Group Firsts......................................271
Religion: Reaching New Spiritual Levels............................. 299
Science & Medicine: Groundbreaking Breakthroughs...............341
Sports: First, Best, & Enduring ..................................... 363
Writers: Published & Prizewinning.................................409



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: African Americans History Miscellanea, Blacks History Miscellanea, World records United States Miscellanea