Benny Scott (1945–2009)

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” William Benjamin Scott, known in the racing world as “The Professor” because of his other career as a college instructor and administrator, was a second-generation African American race car driver.  He was born on February 4, 1945 in Los Angeles, California. … Read MoreBenny Scott (1945–2009)

The Southern Regional Council (1944- )

Charles W. Eagles, Winner of the 2010 Lillian Smith Book Award “Image Ownership: Public Domain” The Southern Regional Council (SRC) was formed in 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia.  It evolved out of the earlier Commission on Interracial Cooperation (CIC), which was established in 1919 to lessen … Read MoreThe Southern Regional Council (1944- )

National Medical Association (1895- )

The National Medical Association (NMA) was founded in 1895 by African American physicians as an alternative to the white-only American Medical Association. It was created by twelve black doctors at the Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia. Robert F. Boyd was the organization’s … Read MoreNational Medical Association (1895- )