William H. Herrington (1950- )

The first African American mayor of Lawrenceville, Virginia, William H. Herrington, was born on August 15, 1950, in Hartsville, South Carolina, to Henry Herrington, a transportation worker from Darlington County, South Carolina, and Carrie Boyd Herrington, a housekeeper from Chester County, South Carolina. Herrington started … Read MoreWilliam H. Herrington (1950- )

Thomas L. Purce (1946- )

Thomas “Les” Purce, politician, businessman, educator, university administrator, and grandson of pioneering Black Idahoans, was born on November 13, 1946, to John and Idaho Purce in Pocatello, Idaho.  His grandfather, Tracey Thompson, was a well-known Idaho rodeo star.  As one of five siblings, he attended … Read MoreThomas L. Purce (1946- )