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.”
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.