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9 Intriguing World Records Held By Black People

Aretha Franklin, barrington irving, Beyonce Knowles, Bill Cosby, Editor's Picks, lewis hamilton, List, maya angelou, Tiger Woods, Usain Bolt, Whitney Houston -

9 Intriguing World Records Held By Black People

Barrington Irving

Barrington Irving Jr.

In 2007, Barrington Irving Jr. became the youngest person to ever pilot a plane around the world solo. The Jamaican aviator, based in Miami, was 23 years old when he flew around the world alone in 97 days.

He is also the first Black person and first Jamaican to accomplish this feat. His airplane, a Cessna 400, is named the “Inspiration.”

Reginald Lewis

Reginald Lewis

Late African-American businessman Reginald Lewis gifted the largest donation ever by one person to Harvard Law School in 1992.

Lewis, who also was the first African-American to build a billion-dollar company, Beatrice Foods, donated $3 million to Harvard Law School, the largest grant at the time in the law school’s history.

He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1968.


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