Ngozi Ezike the first Black woman appointed to lead the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Charles Jackson French 1919-1956. World War II Navy hero.
Solomon Bates, born 1997. Second minor league baseball player to publicly come out as gay in 2022.
Katanji Brown Jackson born in 1970. First Black woman on the United States Supreme Court.
Biyi Bandele 1967-2022. Nigerian novelist playwright and filmmaker.
William Chester Ruth 1882-1971. Inventor, including “baler feeder”.
Sylvia Harris 1953-2011. Pioneer in social impact design.