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Ten African American firsts occurring in Jan.

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In reflecting upon not only the past year but years that have passed, one recognizes that African Americans have been pioneers in many areas. Using their God-given talent, while demonstrating rugged, unrelenting determination to succeed, Black Americans have overcome great obstacles to achieve top honors in politics, the performing arts, athletics, science, and a host of other fields. The following list celebrates the accomplishments of ten African Americans who were first to achieve top honors in a range of wide range of endeavors, a series of firsts occurring in the first month of the year.

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1) Barack Obama

2) Shirley Chisholm

3) The Platters

4) Hiram Rhodes Revels

5) Marian Anderson

6) Martin Luther King

7) Lawrence Douglas Wilder

8) Robert C. Weaver

9) Colin L. Powell

10) Etta Moten Barnett

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