Henry W. “Hank” McGee, Jr. (1932-2024)

Law professor and legal activist Henry W. “Hank” McGee, Jr. was born in Chicago, Illinois, on December 31, 1932, to Henry W. McGee, Sr., from Hillsboro, Texas, the first African American Postmaster appointed by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, and Attye Belle Truesdale McGee, from … Read MoreHenry W. “Hank” McGee, Jr. (1932-2024)

Christopher F. Edley, Jr. (1953- )

Law professor and federal government official Christopher F. Edley jr. was born 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 his … Read MoreChristopher F. Edley, Jr. (1953- )

Nathaniel R. Jones (1926-2020)

The Honorable Nathaniel Raphael Jones was an African American attorney, judge, and law professor. His indelible contributions and steadfast commitment to equality for all under the law’s eyes have since resulted in tremendous progress for persons of color in the United States and abroad. Nathaniel … Read MoreNathaniel R. Jones (1926-2020)

Velvalea “Vel” Hortense Rodgers Phillips (1924-2018)

“Image Ownership: Public Domain”   Velvalea “Vel” Phillips was a civil rights pioneer in Wisconsin. She was the first African American and the first woman to serve as an elected official and as a judge in the state. Phillips was born one of three girls … Read MoreVelvalea “Vel” Hortense Rodgers Phillips (1924-2018)