Sissieretta Jones became the first African American to perform at the Music Hall (renamed Carnegie Hall the following year) in New York City in 1892. She sang both classical opera, light opera and in musical comedies with her own troupe.
Jane M. Bolin was the 1st African American woman graduate of Yale Law School & the first Black female judge in the United States. She was appointed in July 1939 by NYC Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia. Judge Bolin retired in 1979 after 40 years on the bench.
NYC’s graduation rate was above 70% for the first time in 2016. The white student graduation rate was 88% while the black and hispanic rate was 65%. Only about 50% of students with disabilities graduated.
Evelyn Boyd Granville, mathematician and computer programmer at IBM. In 1949 she became one of the first African American women to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics from Yale University.