The first African American columnist for the Capital Newspaper and the first African American librarian in the integrated Anne Arundel County Public Library System.
Dr. Faye Watson Allen was the first African American female physician to practice medicine in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
In 1974, became the first, and thus far only, African American member of the Anne Arundel County Council.
The first African American female to lead an institution of higher education in Anne Arundel County Maryland, serving as the full-time dean and director of Sojourner-Douglass College, Annapolis Campus, from 1993 to 2015.
The first African American and first female Superintendent of the Anne Arundel County Public School System from 1993 to 2001.
The first African American woman to be elected to the Annapolis City Council.
The first African American female appointed to the Anne Arundel County, Maryland Board of Appeals.
Became the first African American woman to serve as a judge for the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court on October 17, 2018, serving as only the third black judge in the court’s history.