René Lacoste winner of 7 major tennis titles and nicknamed the "crocodile" by his friends, developed the first tennis ball machine and the first metal racket, and began a little clothing line in 1933 --- Black History Archives
Lucien Victor Alexis at Harvard, earned the nickname "The Negro Einstein". After serving as a First Lieutenant in WWI he became principal of the only black high school in New Orleans and wrote a book about his thermoelectric theory.
Clarence “Skip” Ellis was the first African-American to earn a PhD in Computer Science. He helped develop the concept of clicking icons which lead to the development of user friendly operating systems such as Windows or Mac. Most computer users, even high
Carl Maxie Brashear (January 1931 – July was a United States Navy sailor. He was the first African American to become a U. Navy Master Diver, rising to the position in 1970 despite also having an amputated left leg.
cartermagazine: “ May 2016 Today In History ‘Althea Gibson, tennis legend, won the women’s singles championship in the French Open on this date May becoming the first Black to win a major tennis title.