Who was the first african american ceo of a fortune 500 company?

Answer The first African American to become a CEO of a Fortune 500 company was Franklin D. Raines, who became CEO for the Fannie Mae Corporation in January of 1999. He was formerly the director of the Off... 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 »

Who was first female African-American dj?

The first female African-American disc jockey was Yvonne Daniels. She was the daughter of jazz musician Billy Daniels and was known as the "First Lady of Chicago Radio." She began her career in 196... Read More »

Who was the first African American to win a Grammy?

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 »

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 »