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South Florida Business Journal, Darrin P. Gayles, First Gay African-American to serve on Federal Judiciary

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South Florida Business Journal, Darrin P. Gayles, First Gay African-American to serve on Federal Judiciary, South Florida Business Journal, 2018

From Ballotpedia: Darrin P. Gayles is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He is the first…

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U.S. Congress, 1868- Congressman Joseph Hayne Rainey, First African American U.S. Representative

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U.S. Congress, 1868- Congressman Joseph Hayne Rainey, First African American U.S. Representative, House of Representatives, Unknown

Joseph Hayne Rainey (June 21, 1832 – August 1, 1887) was the first African American to serve in the United States House of Representatives, the second…

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Chicago Public Library, 1924- Vivian Gordon Harsh, became the Chicago Public Library System's First Black Librarian

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Chicago Public Library, 1924- Vivian Gordon Harsh, became the Chicago Public Library System's First Black Librarian, Chicago Public Library, No date given

"Vivian Gordon Harsh was the first African American librarian in the Chicago Public Library system and a significant contributor to Chicago's Black…

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Library of Congress, Justice Jane Bolin, First African-American Judge

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Library of Congress, Justice Jane Bolin, First African-American Judge, Library of Congress, 1942

In college, Jane Bolin was surrounded by white male students who would ignore her, and her career advisor told her to stop pursing her judicial…

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Rice University, Houston Mayor Lee Brown

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Rice University, Houston Mayor Lee Brown, Rice University, 1996

Lee Patrick Brown started off as a police officer in California, but he would continue climbing up the ranks as he improved life around him. Serving…

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Smithsonian-led Team of 3-D Digital Imaging Specialists, Smithsonian 3-D Portrait of President Barack Obama, First African-American U.S. President

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Smithsonian-led Team of 3-D Digital Imaging Specialists, Smithsonian 3-D Portrait of President Barack Obama, First African-American U.S. President, Smithsonian Institution, 12/02/2014

People have always sought to document their leaders with the best technology available in their time, and the Smithsonian collects the results of…

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Mathew Brady or Levin Handy, Joseph Rainey, First African American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1869-1879

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Mathew Brady or Levin Handy, Joseph Rainey, First African American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1869-1879, Library of Congress, Between 1865 and 1880

Joseph Hayne Rainey, 1832-1887. Born in Georgetown, South Carolina. He was the first African American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives,…

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Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1869-1871 Hiram Rhodes Revels - First African American appointed to serve in the U.S. Senate

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Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1869-1871 Hiram Rhodes Revels - First African American appointed to serve in the U.S. Senate, Library of Congress, 1870

Hiram Rhodes Revels: 1827-1901. Born in Fayetteville, North Carolina . Revels is the first African American to serve in the U.S. Congress (41st,…

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