Dr. Bunche, Ralph J. (August 7, 1903 – December 9, 1971): An American political scientist and diplomat who received the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for his work as a United Nations mediator; his efforts led to the 1949 Arab-Israeli armistice agreement. He was the first Black person to receive a Nobel Prize which were first awarded in 1901.
Obama, Barack (b. August 4, 1961) – Is the first African-American to be a major political party’s nominee for President of the United States.
Rice, Condoleezza (b. November 14, 1954) is the first black woman to hold the position of Secretary of State. She also served as National Security Advisor during George W. Bush’s first presidency. She was a Professor of political science at Stanford University where she served as Provost from 1993 to 1999.