Venus Williams first black woman to reach # 1 in tennis in the open era in 2002.
Berry Gordy Jr. founded Motown Records, the most successful black owned music company in the history of the United States, 1960.
Velvalea "Vel" Phillips was elected Wisconsin's Secretary of State, the first black woman to hold a statewide elected executive office; 1979.
Robert "Lil' Bobby" Hutton, was the 1st treasurer and recruit to join the Black Panther Party.
Queen Sophia Charlotte, born in 1744, died in 1844 was England's first black queen. Charlotte, North Carolina was named after her.
Black and Missing Foundation, Inc. is a ten year old non-profit whose mission it is to "bring awareness to mission persons of color…