Veronica D. Abney (1951- )

Image Ownership: Public domain Veronica D. Abney is a training and supervising psychoanalyst with the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (1991). She specializes in trauma associated with childhood sexual abuse and practices psychoanalysis and psychotherapy in Santa Monica, California and Los Angeles, California. She works with … Read MoreVeronica D. Abney (1951- )

Erma Clardy Craven (1918-1994)

Image Ownership: Public domain Erma Clardy Craven was an African American leader in the pro-life movement. Craven helped start various “pro-life” organizations such as African-Americans Against Abortion, the National Right to Life Committee, Black Americans for Life, National Democrats for Life, and Americans United for … Read MoreErma Clardy Craven (1918-1994)

Sandra Annette Bland (1987–2015)

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" The 2015 death of twenty-eight-year-old Sandra Bland in a Texas jail cell helped serve as a reminder that Black Lives Matter meant women as well. Sandra Annette Bland, the second-youngest of five daughters, was born on February 7, 1987, in Naperville, … Read MoreSandra Annette Bland (1987–2015)

Robert L. Woodson Sr. (1937– )

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” Born into poverty on April 8, 1937, in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Robert L. Woodson Sr. is often described as the “godfather” of the movement to empower community-based organizations to help themselves. Widely known today as a leading black conservative, Woodson rose … Read MoreRobert L. Woodson Sr. (1937– )

Herman McKinney (1938-2014)

“Image Ownership: Public Domain”   Businessman, educator, community leader, and political activist Herman McKinney was born on October 2, 1938 in Klamichi, Oklahoma to Herman L. and Ozella (Harris) McKinney.  His family moved to Vancouver, Washington when Herman was young child.  His family was part … Read MoreHerman McKinney (1938-2014)

Mosina H. Jordan (1943- )

Acting Deputy USAID Administrator James Kunder Congratulates Agency Counselor Mosina H. Jordan During her 2008 Retirement Ceremony "Image Ownership: Public Domain" In 1995, career Foreign Service Officer Mosina H. Jordan was nominated by President Bill Clinton to serve as ambassador to the Central African Republic … Read MoreMosina H. Jordan (1943- )

Randolph Warren Carter (1913-1970)

"Image Courtesy of the Randolph Carter Family" Civil rights leader and political activist Randolph Warren “Randy” Carter of Seattle, Washington, was born November 15, 1913 in Riverside, California to Charles and Hettie Carter, the youngest son of four boys. Carter was a track star in … Read MoreRandolph Warren Carter (1913-1970)

Judge Jerome Farris (1930- )

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" Jerome Farris, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, was nominated for appointment by President Carter July 12, 1979.  Judge Farris took Senior Status on March 4, 1995.   Judge Farris was born in Birmingham, Alabama … Read MoreJudge Jerome Farris (1930- )