African-American firsts: famous, little-known and unsung triumphs of Blacks in America

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Updated With The Latest Facts And Photos From ground-breaking achievements to awe-inspiring feats of excellence, this definitive resource reveals over 450 "firsts" by African Americans in fields as diverse as government, entertainment, education, science, medicine, law, the military, and the business world. Discover the first doctor to perform open heart surgery and the youngest person to fly solo around the world. Learn about the first African Americans to walk in space, to serve two terms as President of the United States, and many other wonderful and important contributions often accomplished despite poverty, discrimination, and racism. Did you know that. . . At her first Olympics, Gabrielle Douglas became the first African American woman to win gold in both the team and individual all-around Olympic competitions. Sophia Danenberg scaled new heights as the first African American to reach the top of Mount Everest. Dr. Patricia E. Bath revolutionized laser eye surgery as the first African American woman doctor to receive a patent. Shonda Rhimes was the first African American woman to create and produce a top television series. Ursula Burns was the first African American woman CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Spanning colonial days to the present, African American Firsts is a clear reflection of a prideful legacy, a celebration of our changing times, and a signpost to an even greater future.
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subject_facetAfrican Americans -- Biography
African Americans -- Biography -- Miscellanea
African Americans -- History
African Americans -- History -- Miscellanea
African Americans -- History Miscellanea
African Americans Miscellanea
Electronic books
title_displayAfrican-American firsts : famous, little-known and unsung triumphs of blacks in America
title_fullAfrican American firsts : famous, little-known and unsung triumphs of Blacks in America [electronic resource] / Joan Potter
African-American firsts : famous, little-known and unsung triumphs of blacks in America / by Joan Potter with Constance Claytor ; illustrated by Alison Muñoz
title_shortAfrican-American firsts
title_subfamous, little-known and unsung triumphs of Blacks in America
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African Americans Miscellanea
Electronic books
History
History Miscellanea