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An award-winning journalist, Ann Compton broke new ground as the first woman White House correspondent for a national news organization.
Earl Lloyd was the first African American to play in the NBA and the league’s first African-American assistant coach.
A trailblazer for women in the field of photojournalism, Betty Masters was the first female photographer hired by the Roanoke Times.
After a decorated career as a military and commercial pilot, William E. Bailey continues to work for increased diversity in the aviation profession and to expand educational opportunities for African Americans.