Louis — Joe Stadler (from Cleveland) had won a silver medal in the standing high jump and George Poage (from the University of Wisconsin) had won two bronze medals for the 200-meter and 400-meter hurdles. But Taylor, in 1908, became the first African American to win Olympic gold.
Who was the first African American?
First African American elected to the U.S. Senate, and first to serve in the U.S. Congress: Hiram Rhodes Revels (R–MS). First African American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives: Joseph Rainey (R-SC).
What was the first historically black college in the US?
The Institute for Colored Youth, the first higher education institution for blacks, was founded in Cheyney, Pennsylvania, in 1837. It was followed by two other black institutions–Lincoln University, in Pennsylvania (1854), and Wilberforce University, in Ohio (1856).
Who became the first black American to play basketball in 1948?
|High school||Parker-Gray (Alexandria, Virginia)|
|College||West Virginia State (1946–1950)|
|NBA draft||1950 / Round: 9 / Pick: 100th overall|
|Selected by the Washington Capitols|
Who was the first black person to play in the Olympics?
James Cleveland “Jesse” Owens (September 12, 1913 – March 31, 1980) was an American track and field athlete and four-time gold medalist in the 1936 Olympic Games.
|Event(s)||Sprint, Long jump|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||60 yd: 6.1 100 yd: 9.4 100 m: 10.3 200 m: 20.7 220 yd: 20.3|
Where was the first African American bank located?
1888. The first bank organized and operated by African Americans was Capital Savings Bank in Washington, D.C. Just four years after it opened, its deposits had grown to over $300,000.