Kerby Jean-Raymond born 1986, was the first Black American designer invited by France’s Chambre Syndicale to show a collection during Paris Couture Week…
Marion Wright Edelman born 1932 founder of the Children’s Defense Fund. In 1964 she became the first Black woman admitted to practice law…
Myrtis Dightman born 1935. “Jackie Robinson of rodeo”. First Black American to compete at the National Finals Rodeo in 1964.
Dr. Ayodele "WordSlanger" Nzinga Oakland, California’s first poet laureate.
Edouard Wah 1938 - 2003 Afro-Haitian and Chinese painter.
Kenneth Kaunda 1924 - 2021. First president of Zambia in 1934.
Mary Ellen Pleasant 1814 - 1904 “The Mother of Civil (or Human) Rights in California.” Also a chef.