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Wilder, L. Douglas

(Encyclopedia) Wilder, L. Douglas (Lawrence Douglas Wilder), 1931–, American political leader, b. Richmond, Va. The grandson of slaves, Wilder studied law at Howard Univ. A Democrat, he was elected a state ...

Firsts in America

This selection is based on our editorial judgment. Other sources may list different firsts. Admiral in U.S. Navy: David Glasgow Fa…

The Spingarn Medal

The Spingarn Medal is awarded annually by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for outstanding achievement by a black A…

Famous Firsts by African Americans

The first African-American billionaire, combat pilot, Nobel Prize winner, poet laureate, Oscar winner, and Miss America by Borgna Brunner Quiz: African-American Firsts 500 N…