Ursula Burns Chairman and CEO, 3 Xerox Age: 54 Residence: Norwalk, CT Country of Citizenship: United States Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Polytechnic Institute; Master of Science, Columbia University Marital Status: Married Children: 2
Herbert Smitherman, with a Ph.D in physical organic chemistry, was a pioneering executive and professional chemist at Proctor & Gamble who created Crest Toothpaste, Folgers Coffee, Bounce Fabric Softener and Safeguard Soap.
Civil rights activist Harry T. Moore and his wife, Harritte, were murdered. He was the first civil rights leader to be assassinated, but few know his name. His murder was the spark that ignited the American civil rights movement.
Alexa Irene Canady had almost dropped out of college as an undergraduate, but after recovering her self-confidence she went on to qualify as the first African American woman neurosurgeon in the United States.
Rosalind G. Brewer was made the CEO and President of Sam's Club in early making her both the first woman and the first African American to be made a chief officer in the company. Her rise through the ranks is also notable — she started with the comp
Stephanie Diana Wilson (born September is an American engineer and a NASA astronaut. She flew on her first mission in space on board the Space Shuttle mission and is the second African American woman to go into space, after Mae Jemison.