Emmett J. Scott (1873-1957)

A native of Houston, Texas, Emmett J. Scott garnered his initial reputation as Booker T. Washington’s chief aide.  He later became the highest ranking African American in the Woodrow Wilson’s Administration.  Scott was born on February 13, 1873 to formerly enslaved parents, Horace Lacy Scott … Read MoreEmmett J. Scott (1873-1957)

Benjamin Mays (1895-1984)

Benjamin Mays, Christian minister, scholar, advocate for justice, and an educator, was born in Ninety-Six, South Carolina on August 1, 1894, the youngest of eight children.  His parents, Louvenia Carter and Hezekiah Mays, were tenant farmers and former slaves. Mays attended Virginia Union University before … Read MoreBenjamin Mays (1895-1984)

Raymond Pace Alexander (1897-1974)

Raymond Pace Alexander, a prominent civil rights activist, jurist, and Harvard-trained attorney was born on October 19, 1897 in Philadelphia to a family of seven,  His father, Hillard Boone Alexander, and his mother, Virginia Pace, both were former slaves who migrated to Philadelphia from Virginia … Read MoreRaymond Pace Alexander (1897-1974)