Woni Spotts visiting the Great Wall of China in 2015. Photo Credit: © Woni Spotts via Instagram.

United States – Woni Spotts, Completes Goal Of Visiting All 195 United Nations Member Countries

On September 28, 2018, Woni Spotts completed her goal of visiting all seven continents and the 195 countries recognized by the United Nations. Much of Spotts travel occurred during the 1970s and 1980s before the era of social media, and so her proof comes in the form of airline records, passport stamps, and US State Department documents.

She is also a member of the Travelers’ Century Club.

Spotts’ claim of being the first African American to visit all 195 countries is disputed by Jessica Nabongo, who accomplished this goal on October 6, 2019. Nabongo documented her travels on social media and received a lot of publicity on mainstream media outlines. Irrespective of who was first, both Black women have much to be proud of as they join a very exclusive club.