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Elected mayor of Atlanta in 1973, Maynard Jackson was the first African American to serve as mayor of a major southern city

Elected mayor of Atlanta in Maynard Jackson was the first African American to serve as mayor of a major southern city. Jackson served eight years and then returned for a third term in

Carl Stokes was elected November 1967, took office January 1968, appeared on Newsweek cover April, 1969.

Carl Burton Stokes was an American politician of the Democratic party who served as the mayor of Cleveland, Ohio. Carl B. Stokes, whose election as the first black mayor of a major city in 1967 became a symbol of a changing America.

Samuel Nabrit June 18, 1966 Samuel Nabrit is the first African American to serve on the Atomic Energy Commission

Samuel Nabrit June 1966 Samuel Nabrit is the first African American to serve on the Atomic Energy Commission

Paul Williams became famous for his role in designing the Los Angeles International Airport and over 2000 homes in Southern California. Many of the most beautiful houses in Hollywood were designed by Paul Williams. He joined the Los Angeles Planning Commission and he became the first African American member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). In 1957, he was the first Black elected to the prestigious AIA College of Fellows.

February Paul Williams, architect, was born in Los Angeles. He became the first African-American to join the American Institute of Architects.

June 30, 1905, John Hope became the first Black President of Morehouse College. During his tenure, In 1913 Morehouse College was renamed (originally known as Atlanta Baptist College). President Hope remained in position until his death in 1936. In 1928, Morehouse and Spelman Colleges became affiliated with Atlanta University (Clark Atlanta), in the Triangle. President Hope ALSO joined W. E. B. Du Bois & William Monroe Trotter as founders of the Niagara Movement. He was also active in the…

1906 - John Hope elected president of Atlanta Baptist College, the first black president of the institution.

Helen Claytor (4/12/1907 - 5/10/2005) was the first African American National President of the YWCA. A YWCA participant since childhood, she had served as National Secretary for Interracial Education and as President of the Grand Rapids MI Chapter before assuming the national presidency in 1967. She took a leading role in drafting the YWCA's purpose which includes the imperative “the elimination of racism wherever it exists and by any means necessary.” #TodayInBlackHistory

Helen Claytor (4/12/1907 - 5/10/2005) was the first African American National President of the YWCA. A YWCA participant since childhood, she had served as National Secretary for Interracial Education and as President of the Grand Rapids MI Chapter before assuming the national presidency in 1967. She took a leading role in drafting the YWCA's purpose which includes the imperative “the elimination of racism wherever it exists and by any means necessary.” #TodayInBlackHistory

Thelma Johnson Streat was the first African American woman to have a painting exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, in 1942.

Today in Black History, - Thelma Johnson Streat was the first African American woman to have a painting exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, in For more info, check out today's notes!

US Senator   Edward William Brooke, III of Massachusetts, Republican Served 1967-1979. Edward William Brooke, III First black Congressman from Massachusetts.

In Edward Brooke III became the first African-American United States Senator elected by popular vote. Brooke died on Jan. 3 at Born and raised in Brookland, Washington, DC

Andrew Koonce  Andrew is a master violinist from Atlanta. He was named Concertmaster of the Georgia Music Association’s All-State Middle School Orchestra. The title goes to the most skilled musician in the section.

Andrew Koonce is a master violinist based out of Atlanta. He was named concertmaster of the Georgia Music Association’s All-State Middle School Orchestra. The title goes to the most skilled musician in the section.

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