Joseph L. White (1932-2017)

Joseph L. White, known as the “Father of Black Psychology,” for exposing the implicit whiteness in the field of psychology, including education, research, and professional training, was a clinical psychologist, professor, and researcher who challenged the American Psychological Association (APA) by helping to found the Association of … Read MoreJoseph L. White (1932-2017)

Kimberle Williams Crenshaw (1959- )

Image Ownership: Public domain Kimberle Crenshaw is a Professor of Law and an advocate and educator for civil rights, race studies, constitutional law, and social inclusion. She currently teaches at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as Columbia University. Crenshaw was born … Read MoreKimberle Williams Crenshaw (1959- )

Sylvester James Gates (1950- )

  “Image Ownership: Public Domain” The theoretical physicist Sylvester James Gates, known for his work in supersymmetry, string theory, superconformal algebra, Adinkra symbols, and bihermitian manifolds, was born on December 15, 1950 in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Gates has three siblings: two younger brothers, and one … Read MoreSylvester James Gates (1950- )

Lorenzo Dow Turner (1890-1972)

Dr. Lorenzo Dow Turner Interviewing the Gullah People in South Carolina, 1930 “Image Ownership: Public Domain” Lorenzo Dow Turner was an African American linguist who headed the English department at Howard University in Washington, D.C. from 1920 to 1928, and later headed of the English … Read MoreLorenzo Dow Turner (1890-1972)

Charles R. Stith (1949- )

“Image Ownership: Public Domain”   Ambassador Charles Richard Stith, a diplomat, minister, professor, and urban reformer, presently serves as the Director of the African Presidential Archives and Research Center at Boston University in Massachusetts. In 1998, President Bill Clinton named him ambassador to Tanzania. Stith … Read MoreCharles R. Stith (1949- )

Gladys Jennings (1925- )

Gladys E. Kidd, educator, nutritionist, mentor, philanthropist, and granddaughter of slaves was born on October 11, 1925 in Columbus, Ohio to Henry Wesley Cooper, a Presbyterian minister and Charlotte Melinda Cooper, a schoolteacher. She attended the all black elementary and middle schools. While in high … Read MoreGladys Jennings (1925- )

Susan Smith McKinney Steward (1847-1918)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Dr. Susan Smith McKinney Steward was the first African American woman to earn a medical doctorate (M.D.) in New York State and the third in the United States.  Susan Smith was born to elite Brooklyn parents, Ann Springstead and Sylvanus Smith.  … Read MoreSusan Smith McKinney Steward (1847-1918)