1990-1999 (African-American)
1991
Sharon Pratt Dixon

Sharon Pratt Dixon is sworn in as the Mayor of Washington D.C., becoming the first black woman to serve as mayor of a major city.

1992
Rodney King/L.A. Riots

LA riots were sparked when a jury acquitted 3 white and one Hispanic LA police officer of the beating of Rodney King. Prompted focus on police brutality and recognition of diverse views between issue.

1992
Carol Mosley Braun

Carol Mosley Braun of Illinois becomes the first African American woman elected to the US Senate.

1992
Dr. Height awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Dr. Dorothy I. Height, Civil Rights activist, awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Clinton.

1993
Toni Morrison Wins Nobel Prize

Toni Morrison is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature becoming the first African-American to win the highest literary honor in the world.

1994
Nelson Mandela Elected President

South Africa holds the first elections in which all races vote. Nelson Mandela is elected President.

1995
Million Man March

Million Man March organized by Louis Farrakhan in Washington DC.

1995
Mae Jamison

Mae Jamison became the first African American woman astronaut to orbit the earth.

1997
Alexis Herman

Alexis Herman, first Black woman appointed Secretary of Labo.

1997
Tuskegee Apology

U.S. President Clinton makes a formal apology to Black men exploited in the U.S. Health Service Tuskegee Syphilis