Stafford Fitzgerald Haney (1969- )

Stafford Fitzgerald Haney, an international businessman and diplomat, was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on January 3, 1969, but grew up in Naperville, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. He graduated from Central High School in Naperville and then attended the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, where … Read MoreStafford Fitzgerald Haney (1969- )

Adewale “Wally” Adeyemo (1981- )

Adewale “Wally” Adeyemo is a Nigerian-American economist. He is best known for serving as Deputy National Security Adviser for International Economics and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council during President Barack Obama’s administration. In late 2020, Adeyemo was nominated by President-Elect Joseph Biden to … Read MoreAdewale “Wally” Adeyemo (1981- )

Christopher F. Edley, Jr. (1953-2024)

Law professor and federal government official Christopher F. Edley Jr. was born on January 13, 1953, in Boston, Massachusetts, to Christopher Edley Sr. and Zaida Coles. Edley attended Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, where he studied math and economics. After graduating in 1975, he followed in … Read MoreChristopher F. Edley, Jr. (1953-2024)

Lynching of Julia and Frazier Baker (1898)

Frazier Baker, a schoolteacher and married father of six, was appointed the first African American postmaster of Lake City, South Carolina, in July 1897 by President William McKinley. Baker and his wife Lavinia were born in Effingham, South Carolina, a mostly black area, where he had previously served … Read MoreLynching of Julia and Frazier Baker (1898)

William H. “Bob” Bailey (1927–2014)

“Image Ownership: Photofest” Dr. William H. “Bob” Bailey, Las Vegas entertainer, entrepreneur, and civil rights activist, was born in Detroit, Michigan, on February 14, 1927, to John and Margaret Bailey. Bailey received a B.A. in Business Law at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, sometime in … Read MoreWilliam H. “Bob” Bailey (1927–2014)

Nathaniel Sextus Colley (1918-1992)

(Image Courtesy of  the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley) Nathaniel Sextus Colley, the first African American attorney in Sacramento, California, was born on November 21, 1918 in Carlowsville, Alabama. The youngest of six brothers, Colley grew up in Snow Hill, Alabama, and graduated from … Read MoreNathaniel Sextus Colley (1918-1992)