Laura Richardson (1962- )

Laura Richardson was the Democratic representative for California’s 37th congressional district. She served from 2007 to 2012. Richardson was born in Los Angeles on April 14, 1962, to a black father and white mother. Her mother Maryann Richardson, who was a member of the Teamsters … Read MoreLaura Richardson (1962- )

Chaka Fattah (1956 – )

Chaka Fattah is a former Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He represented the 2nd Congressional District of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1994 to 2016. Fattah resigned from office on June 23, 2016, following a racketeering conviction. On December 12, 2016, Fattah was sentenced … Read MoreChaka Fattah (1956 – )

Letitia Woods Brown (1915-1976)

Letitia Woods Brown, historian, academician, public scholar and community activist was born on October 24, 1915 in Tuskegee, Alabama. She was the middle child of Tuskegee Institute instructors Matthew and Evadne Woods. In 1935, Letitia Woods completed a Bachelor of Science degree at Tuskegee.  After … Read MoreLetitia Woods Brown (1915-1976)

Garry C. Dean (?- )

Garry C. Dean is a retired Air Force Major General. Little is known about his place or date of birth or his early life.  In December 2008, Major General Dean became Oregon’s first African American two-star. He also was the first African American National Guardsmen … Read MoreGarry C. Dean (?- )

Henry W. Furniss (1868-1955)

Henry W. Furniss built a distinguished career as a doctor and diplomat. Furniss served in the diplomatic corps, first in Brazil and then as the American ambassador to Haiti. He stayed in that post through two administrations after which he returned to the United States … Read MoreHenry W. Furniss (1868-1955)

Dale Brown Emeagwali (1954- )

Image Ownership: Public domain Dale Brown Emeagwali is a distinguished American scientist who is best known for her investigational research in the fields of microbiology and oncology. Emeagwali was born on December 24th, 1954 in Baltimore, Maryland, and was the youngest of three children. Her mother, Doris Brown, … Read MoreDale Brown Emeagwali (1954- )

Wilton Daniel Gregory (1947- )

Wilton D. Gregory is a Roman Catholic archbishop and scholar.  He was born on December 7, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois as the oldest of the three children of Wilton D. Gregory Sr. and the former Etta Duncan who later divorced.  His reverence for parish priests … Read MoreWilton Daniel Gregory (1947- )

Darrin Phillip Gayles (1966- )

Darrin Phillip Gayles is the first openly gay black man to serve on the United States District Court of the Southern District of Florida.  Gayles was nominated by President Barack Obama to the court on February 6, 2014, to a seat vacated by Judge Patricia … Read MoreDarrin Phillip Gayles (1966- )

Marian R. Croak (1955- )

Marian R. Croak has contributed to the expansion of technology, especially Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP), throughout her career. Croak attended the University of California and Princeton University, graduating with a Ph.D. in Qualitative Analysis and Social Psychology in 1982. Little is known about the … Read MoreMarian R. Croak (1955- )

Andrew Jackson Foster, II (1925-1987)

Andrew Foster, also known as the “Father of Deaf Education in Africa,” was an educator and pioneering foreign missionary for the deaf. Born on June 27, 1925 in the Ensley neighborhood of Birmingham, Alabama, Foster was the eldest of the four children. His father Wiley … Read MoreAndrew Jackson Foster, II (1925-1987)