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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 (1887-1981) who, while at Harvard, earned the nickname "The Negro Einstein". After serving as a First Lieutenant in the army during WWI he became principal of the only black high school in New Orleans and wrote a book about his thermoelectric theory.

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 highly proficient users, would not be able to operate their computer without this simple concept. Thank you, sir!

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

Black and white vintage picture of the legendary tennis player René Lacoste. ©️️ Lacoste Archives

René Lacoste at Wimbledon 1928 Rene Lacoste French tennis champion and businessman, nicknamed The Crocodile, creator of the Lacoste tennis shirt (with the little croc embroidered on the.

Carl Maxie Brashear was the first African American to become a U.S. Navy Master Diver, rising to the position in 1970.  Service/branch	United States Navy Years of service	1948-1979

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.

Lee Roy Young September 6,1988: Lee Roy Young became the first African American Texas Ranger in the Police forces 165-year history.  Lee Roy is also a descendent of Ben July, a Black Seminole Indian Scout.

Lee Roy Young September Lee Roy Young became the first century African American Texas Ranger. They didn't record race on early Ranger registers, so we don't know if or how many served previously.

Althea Gibson (August 25, 1927 – September 28, 2003) was an American tennis player and professional golfer, and the first black athlete of either gender to cross the color line of international tennis.

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.

In 1954: Arthur Ashe, age 10, with Biff Henderson (left), at a segregated tournament in Durham, N.C.

Arthur Ashe, age with Biff Henderson (left), at a segregated tournament in Durham, NC in 1954

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