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 Who was the first African American to win a Grammy?

Answer Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald were the first African Americans to win Grammy awards in 1958 (the first year the Grammy Awards took place). Ella Fitzgerald won both the Best Female Vocal Performan... Read More »
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How many African-Americans were in the first African-American Senate?

Hiram Revels of Mississippi was the first and only African-American in the first African American U.S. Senate, in 1870. He was a steadfast opponent of racial segregation after the American Civil Wa... Read More »
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Who was the first African American cowboy?

Though other black cowboys may have lived before him, Bill Pickett is called the "first black cowboy star" because he became well-known during his lifetime and was the first African-American cowboy... Read More »
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Who was the first African-American congressman?

Joseph Hayne Rainey was the first African-American elected to Congress, in 1870. He represented South Carolina and served in the House of Representatives until 1879. After his tenure in Congress, R... Read More »
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Who was the first African American to fly in space?

The first African American to fly into space was Guion S. "Guy" Bluford. He boarded NASA's Space Shuttle Challenger on August 30, 1983. According to a press release by NASA, Bluford was inspired by... Read More »
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