First woman to have five singles simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 R&B/Hip-Hop Chart.
Founded Rainbow/PUSH coalition
She coined the term “Mississippi appendectomy” for the involuntary sterilization of black women (including herself) to reduce the population.
Awarded the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest civil honor bestowed by NASA.
by Kiki Elizabeth Eckford 10/4/41Little Rock, AR As one of the “Little Rock Nine” she and eight other students in … More
On behalf of Arise 2.0 Happy Birthday Rev. I’m honored to call you one of my most esteemed mentors, Sir!
Johnny Carson said “Johnny Mathis is the best ballad singer in the world.”
In 1970 he became the first black actor to appear in a major tv series, Love Thy Neighbor.
second black woman in space. At 42 days she also hold the record for the most days in space by any black astronaut, male or female.