February is Black History Month. Here are some firsts in Black American history.
Jackie Robinson played baseball. He was the first famous Black player in the major leagues . He played for the Brooklyn Dodgers. That was in 1947.
Ella Fitzgerald was a jazz singer. She won a Grammy award in 1959. She was the first Black woman to win.
People marched in Washington, D.C., in 1963. They wanted equal treatment for all. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at the march.
Leading a Country
Barack Obama became the first Black president of the United States in 2009. He was president for eight years.
Did You Know?
There was another March on Washington for civil rights . It was in 2020. Many people are still fighting for equality.