Sarah V. Jones was the first African American female Supervisor of colored schools in Anne Arundel County, Maryland from 1928 to 1964.
Mrs. Margaret Crowner was the first African American female to own and operate the Galesville, Maryland lunchroom that served the Galesville Hot Sox baseball games and the surrounding Black Galesville community.
Josephine C. Young was the First African American Female from Annapolis to serve in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) during World War II.
Marita Carroll was one of the first African American female civil rights activist who helped to make a difference in Annapolis and beyond.
Janie L. Mines was the first and only African American female among the 81 women who entered the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) in 1976.
In 2002, Sheila M. Finlayson became the first African American female elected as President of the Teachers Association of Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
Amal Awad is the first female, the first person of color, and the first member of the LGBTQ community to serve as permanent Chief of Police in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
Midshipman 1st Class, Sydney Barber, was named the first African American Female Brigade Commander during the 2021 spring semester at the United States Naval Academy (USNA), a first in its 175-year history.