1940-1949 (Afircna-American)
1940
Charles Drew

Dr. Charles R. Drew creates world first blood bank.

1940
Benjamin Oliver Davis Sr.

Benjamin Oliver Davis Sr. is named the first African-American general in the regular army.

1941
The Fair Employment Practices Act

The Fair Employment Practices Act passed eliminating discrimination in employment based on race, creed, color, or national origin.

1943
Congress on Racial Equality

Congress on Racial Equality (CORE) stages first sit-ins to integrate a Chicago restaurant.

1947
Freedom Riders

CORE sends first Freedom Riders thru the South.

1947
Dr. Dorothy Height

Dr. Dorothy Height elected 10th president of Delta Sigma Theta. Joins Civil Rights Activists.

1947
Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson is the first black man to play major league baseball.

1948
Armed Forces Desegregation

President Truman signs Executive Order desegregating the armed forces.