Members of Faith Chapel Christian Center have been the first African American to achieve in education, sports, occupations, and more.
W. Lee Adams:
Was among the 1st group of Blacks in 1964 to integrate the Bright Star Restaurant in Bessemer
The 1st African American Attorney to work for the University Of Alabama System Office Of Counsel
The 1st Black Chief Photographer at Channel 13 Television Station where he supervised a staff of 16 photographers.
A Baseball Player with the Negro League
The 1st Black Television News Reporter to become a Documentary Producer.
The 1st Black to be elected Vice President, and then President of her RN Nursing class at Wallace State College in Hanceville, AL.
The 1st African American to enter and graduate from the University of West Alabama.
The 1st African American Director of Nursing at St. Martin’s in the Pines.
The 1st Black Deputy Tax Assessor of Tuscaloosa County.
The 1st African American Operations Supervisor for the Greyhound Bus Station in Birmingham, AL
The 1st African American Quarterback at Jess Lanier High School and also the 1st to start as QB.
The 1st Black Police Officer hired by the City of Vestavia Hills, AL
The 1st Black Cheerleader at Fairfield High School
The 1st Black and 1st Female to graduate from UAB with A Major in Physics and Minor in Mathematics
Served on the Special Grand Jury that successfully indicted the last 2 Ku Klux Klansmen responsible for the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing.
The 1st Black Female hired at L&N Railroad as a Service Attendant where she serviced Diesel Engines.
The 1st Black to ever win any award in a preliminary Miss Alabama Pageant winning a Miss America Seal and is now a Certified Miss America Judge.
The 1st and only Black Female President for the Alabama Environmental Health Association. The 1st and only Black Female Environmentalist of the Year for the State of Alabama.
The 1st and only Black Female recipient of the Clyde Sellers Leadership Award
Among the first blacks to integrate Bessemer High School in 1965.
The 1st Black Anesthetist at East End Memorial which is currently St. Vincent’s East.
The only Black Nurse Anesthetist currently in the Department of Anesthesia at St. Vincent’s East.
The 1st Black employed as a Personnel Supervisor in the front office of Sunnyland Refining Company.
The 1st Black Teacher to be hired in 1966 at Enterprise High School - Enterprise AL.
The 1st Black Female with a Nationally Accredited and State Licensed Cosmetology School in the City of Birmingham and also the City of Fairfield Alabama.
The 1st Black Female Certified Construction Manager in the State of Alabama.
The 1st and only Black Female Project Manager hired by Volkert, Inc
The 3rd Black Female Graduate of Auburn University Building and Science Center.
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