Rebecca Primus 1836 - 1932. Freed slave. Exchanged love letters with Addie Brown. Published in Beloved Sisters and Loving Friends.(1854-1868)
Audre Lourde 1934 - 1992. Writer and activist.
Kevin Aviance born 1968 fashion designer, drag queen, and musician.
Melanie DeMore born 1954 singer, musician, vocal activist.
Uche born 1995 Nigerian-American singer.
Rebecca Cox Jackson 1791 - 1875. In 1859 she founded the first Black Shaker community.
Essex Hemphill 1957-1995 poet and activist.