Lorraine Branham born 1952 died in 2019. In 2008 became the first woman and first person of color to be Dean of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in Syracuse, NY.Read more "Lorraine Branham"
John Gloucester, former slave, founded the 1st black Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, PA 1807.Read more "John Gloucester"
bell hooks is an author, feminist, teacher, and scholar. Coined the phrase “oppositional gaze” in 1992.Read more "bell hooks"
Kehinde Wiley was the 1st black male artist commissioned for U.S. president portrait to be displayed in the Smithsonian, 2018.Read more "Kehinde Wiley"
Cheryl Clarke is a lesbian poet, essayist, educator, feminist, and activist.Read more "Cheryl Clarke"
Rev. Lemuel Haynes was the 1st black male ordained as a Christian minister in the United States, 1785.Read more "Rev. Lemuel Haynes"
Shakti Butler is President and Founder of World Trust Educational Services.Read more "Shakti Butler"
Rudolph Walker 1st black actor to regularly appear in a tv series in Great Britain in1970.Read more "Rudolph Walker"
Sapphire is an author and poet. She wrote Push and had a cameo in the movie renamed Precious.Read more "Sapphire"
James Weldon Johnson was the 1st black man to be chosen as executive secretary of NAACP, effectively the operating officer in1917.Read more "James Weldon Johnson"