People’s Baptist Church, Portsmouth, New Hampshire (1873- )

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” People’s Baptist Church in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, thrived for the first half of the 20th century as the state’s first and only black congregation.  It served a New England coastal community where African Americans represented 4% of the population.  People’s Baptist … Read MorePeople’s Baptist Church, Portsmouth, New Hampshire (1873- )

Michael Lee-Chin (1951- )

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" Michael Lee-Chin is best known as a business magnate, investor, and philanthropist.  He is the founder and Chairman of Portland Holdings Inc., a privately held investment company which owns a collection of diversified operating companies in media, tourism, health care, telecommunications, … Read MoreMichael Lee-Chin (1951- )

R. Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943)

Image Courtesy of the Library of Congress From precocious five-year-old piano player in the 1890s to internationally known choral director, composer, concert pianist, and poet, R. Nathaniel Dett became champion for preservation of the black spiritual which he called authentic American folk music: He dedicated … Read MoreR. Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943)

Donna Brazile (1959 – )

Image Ownership: Public Domain Donna Brazile, author, campaign manager, adjunct professor, political analyst, and current vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) was born December 15, 1959 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Lionel and Jean Brazile. Brazile was the third of nine children, and … Read MoreDonna Brazile (1959 – )

Benjamin Todd Jealous (1973- )

Image Courtesy of the NAACP Civic leader, activist and journalist Benjamin Jealous is the seventeenth president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). With his appointment to the position in 2008, 35-yar-old Jealous became the youngest person to head the NAACP. … Read MoreBenjamin Todd Jealous (1973- )

Peter Sexford Magubane (1932- )

Peter Magubane Being Prodded by South African Policeman Image Ownership: Public Domain Peter Magubane is a South African photojournalist best known for his photos that exposed that nation’s Apartheid injustice and humanitarian crisis to the west.  He was born outside Johannesburg, in Vrededorp, on January, … Read MorePeter Sexford Magubane (1932- )