Ruby Middleton Forsythe, 1905-1992, was an elementary school teacher in South Carolina. She was mostly known to provide education to Black children during the Jim Crow era.
J. Cole (January 28, 1985) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. In October 2011, Cole established The Dreamville Foundation, a non-profit organization which conducts philanthropic activities to provide supplies to students.
Bertha Gilkey, 1949 – May 25, 2014 was an American activist for tenant management and public housing properties.
Lonnie G. Bunch III (born November 18, 1952) the founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, is the 14th secretary in the institution’s 173-year history, and the first Black person to take the role.
Nigerian actress, Uzoamaka Nwanneka “Uzo” Aduba, born February 10, 1981, became Heifer International’s first-ever celebrity ambassador to Africa.
Tyler, The Creator (Tyler Gregory Okonma), born March 6, 1991, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, fashion designer, and co-founder of alternative hip hop collective Odd Future
The Fisk Jubilee Singers are a Black a cappella ensemble, consisting of students at Fisk University. In 2002 the Library of Congress honored their 1909 recording of “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” by adding it in the United States National Recording Registry.
African American Museum and Library at Oakland is “dedicated to the discovery, preservation, interpretation and sharing of historical and cultural experiences of African Americans in California and the West for present and future generations” established in 2002.
Nineteen year old Kahlil Greene is the first Black person to be elected student body president at Yale University as of 2019.
Eve Jessye, 1895-1992, she was an American conductor who was the first Black to get international distinction as a professional choral conductor.