Charles Joseph Nelson (1921-2011)

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 graduation, Nelson was drafted into … Read MoreCharles Joseph Nelson (1921-2011)

Anne Forrester Holloway (1941- 2006)

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” Anne Forrester Holloway was appointed U.S. Ambassador to Mali on November 6, 1979 by President Jimmy Carter. She was the first African American woman to hold that post. Forrester was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 2, 1941.  She attended public schools in … Read MoreAnne Forrester Holloway (1941- 2006)

William Tecumseh Vernon (1871-1944)

Image Ownership: Public Domain William Tecumseh Vernon was an African Methodist Episcopal bishop, educator, and university administrator who was born in Lebanon, Missouri on July 11, 1871.  His parents were Rev. Adam Vernon, a former slave, and Margaret (née Hooker) Vernon.  He attended Lincoln University … Read MoreWilliam Tecumseh Vernon (1871-1944)