Opal Tometi born 1983 is an activist and co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter.
Bishop O.C. Allen III born 1973. Author and entrepreneur. In 2013 he and partner were the first Same-Gender-Loving couple to be selected as one of Ebony Magazine’s “top 10 Coolest Black Families” in America.
Patrisse Cullors born 1984 is an artist and co-founder of Black Lives Matter.
Langston Hughes 1901- 1967. Poet, writer, activist, columnist. Leader of the Harlem Renaissance. Best known for quote: “the Negro is in vogue”.
Ann Allen Shockley (born 1927) is known for her works of fiction exploring black lesbian relationships and for founding the Black Oral History Program at Fisk University.
Bobby Rivers actor, entertainment reporter, film critic, former host VH1. In 1979 he was the first Black film critic on television in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Robyn Vie Carpenter born 1967 author Let’s Get Stoned
Glenn Burke 1952 – 1995. First Major League Baseball player to come out as gay.
Tracy Chapman born 1964, singer songwriter and guitarist.
Kylar Broadus born 1963 is an attorney, writer, author, professor, speaker and transgender activist. In 2012 he was the first transgender person to testify in front of the U.S. Senate.