William Durrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. (1993- )

William Durrell “Bubba” Wallace is only the second person of African descent to win a NASCAR race but he is best known for his 2020 successful campaign to have the Confederate flag, long a controversial and racially polarizing symbol for Americans, officially banned from NASCAR … Read MoreWilliam Durrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. (1993- )

Odette Harris (1970- )

In 2018, Dr. Odette Harris of Stanford University in California became the second African American female professor of neurosurgery in the United States, following Dr. Alexa Canady who was appointed in 1981. Harris’s research and clinical focus is on traumatic brain injury and peripheral nerve neurosurgery. Born in Jamaica in 1970, Harris took an interest … Read MoreOdette Harris (1970- )

Ona “Oney” Judge (1773-1848)

As a former slave in George Washington’s household, Ona “Oney” Judge is best remembered for her escape to New Hampshire. Born at Mount Vernon, the Washingtons’ Virginia plantation, around 1773 (exact date not known) to an indentured servant named Andrew Judge and a slave name Betty, Ona “Oney” … Read MoreOna “Oney” Judge (1773-1848)

People’s Baptist Church, Portsmouth, New Hampshire (1873- )

People’s Baptist Church in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, thrived for the first half of the 20th century as the state’s first and only black congregation.  It served a New England coastal community where African Americans represented 4% of the population.  People’s Baptist was the spiritual home … Read MorePeople’s Baptist Church, Portsmouth, New Hampshire (1873- )