Ursula M. Burns serves as Chairman and CEO of Xerox. She is the first African-American woman CEO to head a Fortune 500 company. She is also the first woman to succeed another woman as head of a Fortune 500 company.
Isaac Murphy was the first jockey to win the Kentucky Derby three times. He was also the first black jockey to be inducted in the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame, Considered to be one of the greatest riders in American racing history.
Azie Taylor Morton served as Treasurer of the US during the Carter administration. She remains the only African American to hold that office. Her signature was printed on US currency during her tenure; an honor shared with four African-American men.
Anika Noni Rose Photos Photos: 4th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon