Who was the first african american on the new york stock exchange?

Answer In 1970, Joseph L. Searles III became the first African-American member of the New York Stock Exchange. He relinquished his seat within a year due to a downturn in the market.Source:NYSE, "Timeline... 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 »

The First African American Colleges?

The first African American colleges emerged in the 1830s and aimed to provide an education for liberated slaves. These colleges were formed by the initiatives of various entities, including Quaker ... Read More »

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 »

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 »