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 conscious 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.

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)