The first African-American player in the major leagues was Jackie Robinson. The Brooklyn Dodgers played him for the first time on April 15, 1947.
Ozzie Virgil became the first black Tiger in 1958
Jackie Robinson was the first African American baseball player who became the first black player in the major league of baseball
It is believed he is the first black to play at international level, but there are arguments that British player Arthur Wharton was.
James A. Gay became the first black firefighter in 1943. He later became the first black to be promoted to Lieutenant.
I'm pretty sure it was Jackie Robinson.
1969: Leonard George and Willie B. Jackson became the first black football players signed.
Douglas Wilder became the first black governor of Virginia in 1989.
Tony McKegney was the first black player for the Sabres.
The first black player in the NHL was Willie O'Ree. He played for the Boston Bruins.
There have been 6 black players play for the New York Rangers On Dec. 23 1998 Rumun Ndur became the first black player to play in an NHL game for the Rangers. Art Dorrington became the first black player to sign a contract with an NHL team when he signed with the Rangers in 1950 but never made it to the NHL. The other 5 black players in order of first appearance are: Jason Doig, Sandy McCarthy (yes he's black), Anson Carter, Kevin Weekes and Nigel Dawes
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.