Robert Doyle Bullard (1946- )

Dr. Robert Doyle Bullard is known as the “father of environmental justice.” Over three decades, he has been a prominent activist and scholar in the field of environmental justice, which encompasses land use, transportation equity, suburban sprawl, housing, minority health, regional equity, emergency response, and community … Read MoreRobert Doyle Bullard (1946- )

Kenneth Chamberlain, Sr. (1943-2011)

Kenneth Chamberlain, Sr. was fatally shot on November 19, 2011, in White Plains, New York. After his LifeAid medical alert was accidentally triggered, police came to his home and commanded that he open the front door to his residence. Despite his report that he did not need assistance, … Read MoreKenneth Chamberlain, Sr. (1943-2011)

Edward Joseph Perkins, Jr. (1928-2020)

Edward Perkins served as U.S. Ambassador on four occasions, more than all but two other African Americans. He was born Edward Joseph Perkins, Jr. on June 8, 1928, in Sterlington, Louisiana, to Edward Perkins, Sr. and Tiny Estella Noble. After moving to Portland, Oregon, and graduating … Read MoreEdward Joseph Perkins, Jr. (1928-2020)

Reginald McKnight (1956- )

Reginald McKnight is a novelist, short story writer, and educator born on February 26, 1956 in Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany to Frank and Pearl McKnight.  Reginald’s father Frank was a career Air Force sergeant, causing the family to be frequently relocated during Reginald’s childhood.  Before age 16 … Read MoreReginald McKnight (1956- )