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Firsts

Compiled by Benjamin Baker

This page features black Adventists in the United States who were the first blacks or women in their respective fields, positions, or accomplishments.  This website welcomes submissions for this page here

Civil Rights

Education

Medicine

Politics and Law

Science

Other Firsts

Ben Carson

Carson (1951-) in 1987 performed the first successful separation of conjoined twins. His other surgical innovations have included the first intra-uterine procedure to relieve pressure on the brain of a hydrocephalic fetal twin, and a hemispherectomy, in which an infant suffering from uncontrollable seizures has half of its brain removed.

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