BlackUSA History

Oscar J Dunn elected Lieutenant Govenor

Lemuel Haynes Lemuel Haynes, First black to serve as minister to a white congregation

William Hastie Frist black federal judge

Alice H. Parker Alice H. Parker received a patent for the gas heating furnace

National Negro Medical Association Founded

Andrew J Beard Andrew J Beard invented the "jerry coupler,"

James Meredith James Meredith became first Black student at University

L Douglas Wilder First Black Governor in the US

March On Washingtion March On Washingtion

Montgomery Bus Boycott initiated by the action of Rosa Parks

Reuben V. Anderson Appointed to Mississippi Supreme Court

Robert H. Lawerence Astronaut

Byrd Prillerman Byrd Prillerman, co-founder of Virginia State College

Louis E Lomax Louis E Lomax

Benjamin E Mays Benjamin E Mays [highschool of compiler of most of these facts]