Armstrong Williams (1959– )

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” Armstrong Williams is an American conservative political figure and commentator. Williams hosts a daily radio show and a nationally syndicated TV show, The Right Side with Armstrong Williams. Outside of his political persona, Williams works in the private business sector as … Read MoreArmstrong Williams (1959– )

Joseph Louis Atkins (1936–2015)

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" Joseph Louis (Joe) Atkins is best known for integrating Texas Western College (now the University of Texas, El Paso). In 1956 he became the first African American student to graduate from the institution.   Joe Atkins was born in Jefferson, Texas, … Read MoreJoseph Louis Atkins (1936–2015)

Jean-Baptiste Belley-Mars (1747?–1805?)

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" Jean-Baptiste Belley-Mars, who represented Saint-Domingue in the French National Convention in Paris in 1794, is widely credited with persuading that body to abolish slavery in France and its overseas colonies. Belley-Mars as a boy was kidnapped by slave catchers on the … Read MoreJean-Baptiste Belley-Mars (1747?–1805?)

Raymond Harold/ “Ray” Boone Sr. (1938–2014)

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" Prominent Virginia journalist Ray Boone Sr. was born February 2, 1938, in Suffolk, Virginia.  His parents, foreign-born Japanese father, Tsujiro Miyanski, and mother, Leathia M. Boone, of mixed African and Native American descent, were banned from marrying in Virginia because of … Read MoreRaymond Harold/ “Ray” Boone Sr. (1938–2014)

Belva Davis (1932- )

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” Award-winning broadcast journalist and author Belva Davis made history in 1966 when she was hired by San Francisco, California’s Channel 5, KPIX-TV, becoming the first female African American television news reporter on the West Coast. Born Belvagene Melton on October 13, … Read MoreBelva Davis (1932- )

Pierre-Richard Prosper (1963– )

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" Pierre-Richard Prosper is an attorney and diplomat who turned his passion for the rule of law into a global pursuit for justice for victims of the worst crimes of humanity, and accountability for the perpetrators of those crimes. Born in Denver, … Read MorePierre-Richard Prosper (1963– )