Hercules Washington (Enslaved Cook of George Washington) (1755?- ?)

Hercules Washington by Gilbert Sullivan Image Ownership: Public domain Hercules Washington was the enslaved head cook at George Washington’s Mount Vernon plantation home where he prepared meals for decades for the Washington family and the guests who visit the mansion. Hercules was most likely born … Read MoreHercules Washington (Enslaved Cook of George Washington) (1755?- ?)

Hannah Archer Till (1721–1826)

Euell A. Nielsen Reenacting Hannah Archer Till at Her Gravesite, Eden Cemetery Ceremony, October 25, 2015 "Image Courtesy of Euell A. Nielsen" Hannah Archer Till, a former enslaved African American, served as the personal cook for General George Washington during the American Revolutionary War. Born … Read MoreHannah Archer Till (1721–1826)

Bennet Ifeakandu Omalu (1968– )

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” Bennet Ifeakandu Omalu is a Nigerian-American doctor who is best known for discovering chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the brain injury affecting former National Football League players, among others. Omalu’s discovery and the reaction to it prompted the 2015 film Concussion starringt … Read MoreBennet Ifeakandu Omalu (1968– )