Charles Joseph Nelson (1921-2011)

  "Image Ownership: Public Domain" Ambassador Charles Joseph Nelson was born in 1921 and raised in Battle Creek, Michigan.  He was a 1942 graduate of Lincoln University, a historically black college in Pennsylvania where his field of study was Public Administration and Political Science. Upon … Read MoreCharles Joseph Nelson (1921-2011)

Johnnie Carson (1943- )

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” Johnnie Carson is a retired diplomat who served as United States Ambassador to Uganda (1991-1994), U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe (1995-1997), and U.S. Ambassador to Kenya (1999-2003). Carson was born on April 7, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois. After attending public schools in … Read MoreJohnnie Carson (1943- )

David Benjamin Bolen (1923- )

Ambassador David Bolen Presenting His Credentials to East German Chancellor Eric Honeker, 1977 “Image Ownership: Public Domain” Outstanding college athlete and diplomat David Benjamin Bolen, the son of a postal worker, was born in the rural hamlet of Heflin, Louisiana on December 23, 1923. As … Read MoreDavid Benjamin Bolen (1923- )

Hugh Ramopolo Masekela (1939-2018)

Image Ownership: Public Domain As one of the most popular and influential jazz musicians from Africa, Hugh Masekela’s life reflects the creative ways of using music to confront injustices and generate change in his homeland.  Born in the coal-mining town of Witbank (near Johannesburg), South … Read MoreHugh Ramopolo Masekela (1939-2018)