Congresswoman Carolyn Jean Cheeks Kilpatrick (1945- )

Carolyn Kilpatrick was the U.S. Representative for Michigan’s 13th congressional district from 1997 to 2011. Cheeks was born on June 25, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan to Willa Mae Henry and Marvel Cheeks Jr. Her father worked for the Ford plant and her mother was a … Read MoreCongresswoman Carolyn Jean Cheeks Kilpatrick (1945- )

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- )

The Isley Brothers (1957-1984)

The Isley Brothers were a band on the Billboard Top 40 charts for fifty years. Their ability to synthesize R&B, soul, funk, disco, and rock & roll elements into their discography made the group electrifying and interesting. The band was important to the creation of the soul … Read MoreThe Isley Brothers (1957-1984)

The Flamingos (1951- )

The Flamingos are broadly respected as one of the most talented doo-wop and rhythm and blues vocal groups of the 20th Century.  Their style made an enormous impact on genres such as pop and soul. Though they were unable to consistently top the charts, the … Read MoreThe Flamingos (1951- )

Hubert Locke (1934-2018)

Hubert Gaylord Locke was an author and authority on police and urban affairs as well as a longtime professor and administrator at the University of Washington. A Detroit native, Locke was born there on April 30, 1934 to Willa L. Locke, a homemaker, and Hubert … Read MoreHubert Locke (1934-2018)

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- )