Clyde Tucker

Independent Historian

Clyde W. Tucker is an independent historian. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the University of South Alabama. He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army and served in two branches of the military (the other being the Air Force). While in high school, during the civil rights struggle in the sixties, he got into a debate with a white student who asked, “what have black people ever done?” That question haunted him ever since. Years later, his wife who is conscience and a voracious reader of black history encouraged him to research and find out what Africans have contributed to world history. With an open, inquisitive mind, he has finally found the answer.

Malcolm A. Smith (1956- )

Malcolm Anthony Smith is a former Democratic acting Lieutenant Governor of New York under Governor David Paterson (Democrat) and simultaneously the New York State Senate Majority Leader. He succeeded Lt. Governor Dean Skelos (Republican) who was removed from office after his conviction on Federal corruption charges. … Read MoreMalcolm A. Smith (1956- )

Anthony Brown (1961- )

Anthony Brown served as lieutenant governor of Maryland from 2007 to 2015. Martin O’Malley, the former mayor of Baltimore, was his gubernatorial running mate. Prior to becoming lieutenant governor, Brown was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates to represent Prince George’s County. State Delegate … Read MoreAnthony Brown (1961- )

Alexander K. Davis (?- 1884)

Alexander Kelso Davis was a Mississippi state legislator and a Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi. He was impeached by the resurgent Southern Democrats towards the end of the Reconstruction period in 1876. Davis served in the Mississippi House of Representatives from 1870 until 1873 representing his constituents in … Read MoreAlexander K. Davis (?- 1884)

Robert G. Clark Jr. (1928- )

Robert George Clark Jr. was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives in 1967.  He was the first African American elected to the Mississippi State Legislature since the Reconstruction era and remained in office until 2003, making him the longest-serving state representative in the United States. Clark was born October 3, 1928 to … Read MoreRobert G. Clark Jr. (1928- )

Noel C. Taylor (1924-1998)

Noel C. Taylor became the first African American mayor of Roanoke, Virginia. He held office from 1976 to 1992, and was the city’s longest serving mayor. Taylor was widely considered one of the most influential leaders in the city’s history.  A Republican, he was elected mayor in 1976 after … Read MoreNoel C. Taylor (1924-1998)