In 1971, Jackie Robinson was the first black Baseball player ever to be elected into the National Hall of Fame. He was also the first black baseball player to be recruited to play for Major League Baseball. Prior to joining Major League Baseball, he played and excelled in the Negro Leagues, when separate leagues were common. He wore the number 42, and every year on Jackie Robinson Day, every player in the MLB wears a jersey with 42 in his honor and memory.
I'm pretty sure it was Jackie Robinson.
In 1962, Jackie Robinson became the first African American baseball player to be elected into the National Hall of Fame. He was also the very first African American player to play in the National Baseball league.
If you mean the Baseball Hall of Fame, it was Jackie Robinson who was elected in 1962.
If you mean the Baseball Hall of Fame, all players elected to the H of F that year, were elected by the Veterans Committe, and only one Black player was elected by the Special Committee on Negro Leagues, Satchel Paige. Regular election to the H of F were elected by the Baseball Writers Association of America, and no modern day player received enough votes to be elected that year.
Barack Obama, when he was elected in 2008, became America's first black president.
Elizabeth Ross Haynes
Yes, when he was elected in 2008, he became the first black president in US history.
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It was Jackie Robinson, who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1947 to 1956. He was elected to Cooperstown in 1962, his first year of eligibility.
Jackie Robinson (1962)
Shirley Anita Chisholm became the first black woman elected to the United States Congress in 1968.
A black bear survived a forest fire and became known as Smoky the Bear. He became a national sensation at the time.
The first black baseball player elected to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown was Jackie Robinson in 1962. In 1971, Satchel Paige was the first elected primarily for his career in the Negro Leagues.
He was at an earlier stage already elected as president of his party (ANC) and then campaigned against the National Party in the first democratic elections for all races. That is when the ANC got the majority of all seats and he therefor became president. So it was the people (black, white, indian and coloured) of South Africa who elected him.
Barack Obama was the first Black president elected.
(Lawrence) Douglas Wilder of Virginia was the first elected black governor. He was elected in 1989.Louisiana has never had a black governor.
Jackie Robinson who was elected to the HofF in 1962.
He became the first African American to be elected as President of the United States.
Ozzie Virgil became the first black Tiger in 1958