Arts & entertainment -- Business -- Civil rights & protest -- Education -- Government -- Journalism -- Military -- Miscellaneous -- Organizations -- Religion -- Science & medicine -- Sports -- Writers. "With this, award-winning author Jessie Carney Smith both introduces and begins to explain the significance of the more than 3,000 individuals and events covered in Black Firsts. Here are the stories of pioneers in all fields - arts, entertainment, business, civil rights, education, government, journalism, religion, science, sports and more. With 200 illustrations and a special fold-out timeline, Black Firsts chronicles milestones throughout black history, with special attention given to African-American achievement. Book jacket."--Publisher's description.