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. . . 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. Now in its 4th edition, this is a must-have resource for anyone who wants to know more about African American achievements, past and present.
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