56 Notable alumni of
Clark Atlanta University

Clark Atlanta University is 863rd in the world, 322nd in North America, and 300th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 56 notable alumni from Clark Atlanta University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Akon

    Akon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    entrepreneursongwriterphilanthropistsingerrecord producer
    Biography

    Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam, known mononymously as Akon, is a Senegalese American singer, songwriter, record producer, and entrepreneur. He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of "Locked Up" (featuring Styles P), the first single from his debut album Trouble (2004), followed by the second single "Lonely".

  2. Emmanuel Lewis

    Emmanuel Lewis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    television actorchild actor
    Biography

    Emmanuel Lewis is an American actor, best known for playing the title character in the 1980s television sitcom Webster.

  3. Eva Marcille Sterling

    Eva Marcille Sterling
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    television actoractormodel
    Biography

    Eva Marcille Sterling is an American actress, fashion model and television personality. She started her career by winning the third cycle of America's Next Top Model.

  4. Kenya Barris

    Kenya Barris
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    film actorshowrunnerscreenwritertelevision producer
    Biography

    Kenya Barris is an American film and television writer, producer, director, and actor. He is best known as the creator of the ABC sitcom black-ish (2014–2022).

  5. DJ Drama

    DJ Drama
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    disc jockeyrecord producerrapper
    Biography

    Tyree Cinque Simmons, professionally known as DJ Drama, is an American DJ, record executive and music promoter. He is the co-founder (with Don Cannon) of Generation Now, an Atlantic Records imprint with artists including Lil Uzi Vert, Jack Harlow, and Skeme on its roster. He initially gained recognition as the official DJ for Atlanta rapper T.I. and as a prominent mixtape DJ with his series, Gangsta Grillz. Numerous artists have appeared on DJ Drama's Gangsta Grillz tapes, including Lil Wayne, Fabolous, Ludacris, Jeezy, Gucci Mane, and many others. He was a co-founder of the Atlanta-based DJ and artist collective known as the Aphilliates. Drama has released 5 studio albums, curating tracks with some of the industry's most lucrative talent, the most recent of which being Quality Street Music 2 in 2016.

  6. Hank Johnson

    Hank Johnson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Enrolled in Clark Atlanta University
    In 1976 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Henry Calvin Johnson Jr. is an American lawyer and politician serving as the U.S. representative for Georgia's 4th congressional district since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district is anchored in Atlanta's inner eastern suburbs, including Decatur, Conyers, Lithonia, Lilburn and a sliver of Atlanta itself. Johnson is one of only three Buddhists to have served in the United States Congress. The others are Senator Mazie Hirono and former Representative Colleen Hanabusa, both of Hawaii.

  7. Ralph Abernathy

    Ralph Abernathy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1926-1990 (aged 64)
    Enrolled in Clark Atlanta University
    In 1951 graduated with Master of Arts in sociology
    Occupations
    human rights activistChristian ministercivil rights advocatepoliticiantheologian
    Biography

    Ralph David Abernathy Sr. was an American civil rights activist and Baptist minister. He was ordained in the Baptist tradition in 1948. As a leader of the civil rights movement, he was a close friend and mentor of Martin Luther King Jr. He collaborated with King and E. D. Nixon to create the Montgomery Improvement Association, which led to the Montgomery bus boycott, and co-created and was an executive board member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). He became president of the SCLC following the assassination of King in 1968, where he led the Poor People's Campaign in Washington, D.C., among other marches and demonstrations for disenfranchised Americans. He also served as an advisory committee member of the Congress on Racial Equality (CORE).

  8. James Weldon Johnson

    James Weldon Johnson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1871-1938 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    novelistpoliticianlawyerjuristwriter
    Biography

    James Weldon Johnson was an American writer and civil rights activist. He was married to civil rights activist Grace Nail Johnson. Johnson was a leader of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), where he started working in 1917. In 1920, he was the first African American to be chosen as executive secretary of the organization, effectively the operating officer. He served in that position from 1920 to 1930. Johnson established his reputation as a writer, and was known during the Harlem Renaissance for his poems, novel, and anthologies collecting both poems and spirituals of black culture. He wrote the lyrics for "Lift Every Voice and Sing", which later became known as the Negro National Anthem, the music being written by his younger brother, composer J. Rosamond Johnson.

  9. Bobby V

    Bobby V
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    singersinger-songwriter
    Biography

    Bobby Marcel Wilson, better known by his stage name Bobby V (formerly Bobby Valentino), is an American singer and songwriter. He was first a member of the R&B group Mista in 1994, before signing to rapper Ludacris through his label imprint, Disturbing tha Peace under Def Jam Recordings in 2005. Bobby V's first single as a solo artist, "Slow Down", released in February 2005, peaked at number 8 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. The single was certified gold by the RIAA and became the lead single for his eponymous debut album (2005)—which peaked at number 3 on the Billboard 200 and had a follow up single, "Tell Me" (featuring Lil Wayne).

  10. Hosea Williams

    Hosea Williams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1926-2000 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    scientistpolitician
    Biography

    Hosea Lorenzo Williams was an American civil rights leader, activist, ordained minister, businessman, philanthropist, scientist, and politician. He is best known as a trusted member of fellow famed civil rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Martin Luther King Jr.'s inner circle. Under the banner of their flagship organization, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, King depended on Williams to organize and stir masses of people into nonviolent direct action in myriad protest campaigns they waged against racial, political, economic, and social injustice. King alternately referred to Williams, his chief field lieutenant, as his "bull in a china closet" and his "Castro." Vowing to continue King's work for the poor, Williams is well known in his own right as the founding president of one of the largest social services organizations in North America, Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless. His famous motto was "Unbought and Unbossed."

  11. Walter Francis White

    Walter Francis White
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1893-1955 (aged 62)
    Enrolled in Clark Atlanta University
    In 1916 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    essayistjournalistnovelisthuman rights activist
    Biography

    Walter Francis White was a civil rights activist who led the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for a quarter of a century, 1929–1955, after joining the organization as an investigator in 1918. He directed a broad program of legal challenges to racial segregation and disfranchisement. He was also a journalist, novelist, and essayist. He graduated in 1916 from Atlanta University (now Clark Atlanta University).

  12. Ajamu Baraka

    Ajamu Baraka
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    human rights activistpolitician
    Biography

    Ajamu Sibeko Baraka is an American political activist and an Associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. In 2016, he was the Green Party nominee for Vice President of the United States on the ballot in 45 states and received 1,457,216 votes (1.07% of the popular vote).

  13. Fletcher Henderson

    Fletcher Henderson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1897-1952 (aged 55)
    Occupations
    bandleadercomposerpianistconductorjazz musician
    Biography

    James Fletcher Hamilton Henderson was an American pianist, bandleader, arranger and composer, important in the development of big band jazz and swing music. He was one of the most prolific black musical arrangers and, along with Duke Ellington, is considered one of the most influential arrangers and bandleaders in jazz history. Henderson's influence was vast. He helped bridge the gap between the Dixieland and the swing eras. He was often known as "Smack" Henderson (because of smacking sounds he made with his lips).

  14. Don Cannon

    Don Cannon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    disc jockeyrecord producercomposermusic executive
    Biography

    Donald Cannon is an American DJ, record producer, songwriter, and record executive. Cannon is a co-founder of the Atlantic Records imprint, Generation Now. He was also a member of the prominent Atlanta mixtape collective, Aphilliates Music Group, with his long-time collaborator and fellow Generation Now founder, DJ Drama. Over the course of his career, Cannon has produced tracks and albums for artists like Jeezy, Logic, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Wayne, Ludacris, 50 Cent, and numerous others. He also served as the Vice President of A&R at Def Jam Recordings.

  15. Henry Ossian Flipper

    Henry Ossian Flipper
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1856-1940 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    military officerengineer
    Biography

    Henry Ossian Flipper was an American soldier, engineer, former slave and in 1877, the first African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point, earning a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Army. He was also an author who wrote about scientific topics and his life experiences.

  16. Marva Collins

    Marva Collins
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1936-2015 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    teacher
    Biography

    Marva Delores Collins was an American educator. Collins is best known for creating Westside Preparatory School, a private elementary school in the impoverished Garfield Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois which opened in 1975.

  17. Marilyn Strickland

    Marilyn Strickland
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Enrolled in Clark Atlanta University
    Graduated with Master of Business Administration
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Marilyn Strickland is an American politician and businesswoman who is the U.S. representative from Washington's 10th congressional district. The district is based in the state capital of Olympia, and also includes much of eastern Tacoma.

  18. Major Owens

    Major Owens
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1936-2013 (aged 77)
    Enrolled in Clark Atlanta University
    In 1957 graduated with Master of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianlibrarianbureaucrat
    Biography

    Major Robert Odell Owens was an American politician and librarian who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1983 to 2007, representing the New York's 11th and then 12th Congressional district. He was first elected to replace retiring Representative Shirley Chisholm. Owens shepherded the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 through the House. He retired at the end of his term in January 2007 and was succeeded by Yvette Clarke.

  19. Kenny Leon

    Kenny Leon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    television directortheatrical directorfilm director
    Biography

    Kenny Leon is an American director, producer, actor, and author, notable for his work on Broadway, on television, and in regional theater. In 2014, he won the Tony Award for Best Director of a Play for A Raisin in the Sun.

  20. Amanda America Dickson

    Amanda America Dickson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1849-1893 (aged 44)
    Occupations
    socialite
    Biography

    Amanda America Dickson was a African-American socialite in Georgia who became known as one of the wealthiest African American women of the 19th century after inheriting a large estate from her white planter father.

  21. Louis T. Wright

    Louis T. Wright
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1891-1952 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    surgeon
    Biography

    Louis Tompkins Wright, MD, FACS was an American surgeon and civil rights activist. In his position at Harlem Hospital he was the first African-American on the surgical staff of a non-segregated hospital in New York City. He was influential for his medical research as well as his efforts pushing for racial equality in medicine and involvement with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), which he served as chairman for nearly two decades.

  22. Alexander Jefferson

    Alexander Jefferson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1921-.. (age 101)
    Occupations
    military personnelaircraft pilot
    Biography

    Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson is an American retired Air Force officer, famous as one of the Tuskegee Airmen, the 332nd Fighter Group. He served in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II.

  23. Otis Johnson

    Otis Johnson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Otis Samuel Johnson is an American social worker, educator and politician from the U.S. state of Georgia who served as the Mayor of Savannah from 2004 until 2012. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

  24. Lucy Craft Laney

    Lucy Craft Laney
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1854-1933 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    suffragisteducator
    Biography

    Lucy Craft Laney was an American educator who in 1883 founded the first school for black children in Augusta, Georgia. She was principal for 50 years of the Haines Institute for Industrial and Normal Education. In 1974 Laney was posthumously selected by Governor Jimmy Carter as one of the first three African Americans honored by having their portraits installed in the Georgia State Capitol. She also was inducted into the Georgia Women of Achievement.

  25. Nikky Finney

    Nikky Finney
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    writerpoet
    Biography

    Nikky Finney is an American poet. She was the Guy Davenport Endowed Professor of English at the University of Kentucky for twenty years. In 2013, she accepted a position at the University of South Carolina as the John H. Bennett, Jr. Chair in Southern Letters and Literature. An alumna of Talladega College, and author of four books of poetry and a short-story cycle, Finney is an advocate for social justice and cultural preservation. Her honors include the 2011 National Book Award for her collection Head Off & Split.

  26. Henry Lincoln Johnson Sr

    Henry Lincoln Johnson Sr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1870-1925 (aged 55)
    Enrolled in Clark Atlanta University
    Studied in 1888
    Occupations
    archivistlawyer
    Biography

    Henry Lincoln "Linc" Johnson was an American attorney and politician from the state of Georgia. He is best remembered as one of the most prominent African-American Republicans of the first two decades of the 20th century and as a leader of the dominant black-and-tan faction of the Republican Party of Georgia. He was appointed by President William Howard Taft as Recorder of Deeds for the District of Columbia, at the time regarded as the premier political patronage position reserved for black Americans, and one of four appointees known as Taft's "Black Cabinet".

  27. Pinky Cole

    Pinky Cole
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Aisha "Pinky" Cole is an American restaurateur. She is the owner and operator of Slutty Vegan, a plant-based burger restaurant chain in Atlanta, Georgia.

  28. Richard R. Wright

    Richard R. Wright
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1855-1947 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    bankereducator
    Biography

    Richard Robert Wright Sr. was an American military officer, educator and college president, politician, civil rights advocate and banking entrepreneur. Among his many accomplishments, he founded a high school, a college, and a bank. He also founded the National Freedom Day Association in 1941.

  29. Marcia Jones

    Marcia Jones
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    professorartist
    Biography

    Marcia Jones is an American professor and contemporary artist, known for her multimedia and large-scale installation works.

  30. Reatha King

    Reatha King
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1936-.. (age 86)
    Enrolled in Clark Atlanta University
    In 1958 graduated with Bachelor of Science in chemistry
    Occupations
    university teacherchemistbusinesspersonphilanthropist
    Biography

    Reatha Clark King is an American chemist, the former vice president of the General Mills Corporation; and the former president, executive director, and chairman of the board of trustees of the General Mills Foundation, the philanthropic foundation of General Mills, Inc.

  31. Charles Clinton Spaulding

    Charles Clinton Spaulding
    Years
    1874-1952 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Charles Clinton Spaulding was an American business leader. For close to thirty years, he presided over North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, which became America's largest black-owned business, with assets of over US$40 million at his death.

  32. Alexander B Cummings Jr

    Alexander B Cummings Jr
    Born in
    Liberia Flag Liberia
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Alexander Benedict Cummings Jr. is a Liberian politician, businessman and philanthropist. He is the Standard Bearer of Liberia's Alternative National Congress.

  33. Mamie Locke

    Mamie Locke
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politicianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Mamie Evelyn Locke is an American politician and educator. A Democrat, she was a member of the Hampton, Virginia city council 1996–2004, and mayor 2000–2004. Since 2004, she has been a member of the Senate of Virginia from the 2nd district. She currently represents parts of the cities of Hampton, Newport News and Portsmouth, plus part of York County. She is also Professor of Political Science and Dean of the School of Liberal Arts at Hampton University.

  34. Earl F. Hilliard

    Earl F. Hilliard
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Enrolled in Clark Atlanta University
    In 1970 graduated with Master of Business Administration
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Earl Frederick Hilliard is an American politician from the U.S. state of Alabama who served as the U.S. representative for the state's 7th district.

  35. Leslie B. McLemore

    Leslie B. McLemore
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Leslie-Burl McLemore is an American civil rights activist and political leader from Jackson, Mississippi. He served as interim mayor of Jackson following the death of Frank Melton on May 7, 2009 until the inauguration of re-elected mayor Harvey Johnson, Jr. on July 3, 2009.

  36. Adrienne McNeil Herndon

    Adrienne McNeil Herndon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1869-1910 (aged 41)
    Occupations
    architectstage actor
    Biography

    Adrienne Elizabeth McNeil Herndon was an actress, professor, and activist in Atlanta, Georgia. While admittedly an African American to friends and colleagues, she performed with the stage name Anne Du Bignon. She was one of the first African American faculty at Atlanta University, where she met W. E. B. Du Bois and subsequently worked with him. Herndon and Alonzo Herndon were an influential couple.

  37. Warren Elliot Henry

    Warren Elliot Henry
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1909-2001 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    physicist
    Biography

    Warren Elliot Henry was an American physicist, a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his work in the fields of magnetism and superconductivity He made significant contributions to the advancement of science and technology and education, training and mentoring several generations of physicists..

  38. Terry Francois

    Terry Francois
    Years
    1921-1989 (aged 68)
    Enrolled in Clark Atlanta University
    Graduated with master's degree in business management
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Terry A. Francois was an African American attorney, civil rights activist, and politician. He served as the San Francisco chapter president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and became the first African American to serve on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

  39. Elizabeth Duncan Koontz

    Elizabeth Duncan Koontz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1919-1989 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    teacher
    Biography

    Elizabeth Duncan Koontz was a national figure in education, civil rights and the women's movement. She was the first African-American president of the National Education Association and director of the United States Department of Labor Women's Bureau.

  40. Edward A. Johnson

    Edward A. Johnson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1860-1944 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Edward Austin Johnson was an attorney who became the first African-American member of the New York state legislature when he was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1917.

  41. Joseph C. Carter

    Joseph C. Carter
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Joseph C. Carter is a retired Brigadier General who was The Adjutant General (TAG) of the Massachusetts National Guard from 2007 - 2012. He is the former chief of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Police. He currently lives in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts with his wife Rae, an Oak Bluffs School teacher, and his daughter Emily.

  42. LaRoche Jackson

    LaRoche Jackson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    LaRoche J. Jackson is an American football defensive back who is currently a free agent. He played as a defensive back for Clark Atlanta University. He was signed as a free agent by the Jacksonville Sharks in 2010, played for the championship Sharks team in 2011, and played for the Sharks throughout 2012. He signed with the Lakeland Raiders in 2013. On March 30, 2013, it was announced that he had signed with the Cleveland Gladiators. On April 22, 2015, Jackson returned to the Sharks. On April 27, 2017, Jackson was released by the Sharks. On May 16, 2017, Jackson was assigned to the Tampa Bay Storm. He signed with the Atlanta Havoc in December 2017. On March 5, 2019, Jackson returned to the AFL as he was assigned to the expansion Atlantic City Blackjacks.

  43. Pernessa C. Seele

    Pernessa C. Seele
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    immunologist
    Biography

    Pernessa C. Seele is an American immunologist and interfaith public health activist. Seele is the CEO and founder of Balm in Gilead, Inc., a religious-based organization that provides support to people with AIDS and their families, as well as working for prevention of HIV and AIDS. In 1989 she initiated the Harlem Week of Prayer, with 50 churches, synagogues and mosques participating. This became an annual event and organizing force for the religious community to respond to the AIDS crisis.

  44. Augustus Granville Dill

    Augustus Granville Dill
    Years
    1881-1956 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    social workersociologisthuman rights activisthistorian
    Biography

    Augustus Granville Dill, was born in Portsmouth, Ohio. His parents were John Dill and Elizabeth Jackson. He received his B.A. from Atlanta University in 1906, received a second B.A. from Harvard in 1908, and received his M.A. in 1909 from Harvard. While studying for his master's degree at Harvard, he came under the mentorship of W. E. B. Du Bois. He was a member of the NAACP, and his résumé is decorated with many different jobs, from business manager of The Crisis and The Brownies' Book, to curator, and to musician (pianist). The Brownies' Book was a children's book that helped African-American children gain a better self-image. During his career in academia he made early and major contributions to race relations in labor. He never married, and in 1928 was arrested for homosexual activities. He died in Louisville, Kentucky, where he had moved in 1951 to live with his widowed sister.

  45. William H. Crogman

    William H. Crogman
    Years
    1841-1931 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    classical scholarclassical philologistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    William H. Crogman was a pioneering African American educator and classicist at Clark University of Atlanta in the United States. The William H Crogman School in Atlanta is named for him.

  46. Butler R. Wilson

    Butler R. Wilson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1861-1939 (aged 78)
    Biography

    Butler Roland Wilson was an attorney, civil rights activist, and humanitarian based in Boston, Massachusetts. Born in Georgia, he came to Boston for law school and lived there for the remainder of his life. For over fifty years, he worked to combat racial discrimination in Massachusetts. He was one of the first African-American members of the American Bar Association. Wilson was a founding member and president of the Boston branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

  47. Tiona Nekkia McClodden

    Tiona Nekkia McClodden
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    visual artist
    Biography

    Tiona Nekkia McClodden is an interdisciplinary research-based conceptual artist, filmmaker and curator based in Philadelphia, PA.

  48. C. Hartley Grattan

    C. Hartley Grattan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1902-1980 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    economisthistorian
    Biography

    Clinton Hartley Grattan was an American economic analyst, historian, critic, and professor emeritus, who was considered one of the leading American authorities on 20th-century Australian history.

  49. Juan Logan

    Juan Logan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    university teacherartist
    Biography

    Juan Logan is an American artist from Nashville, Tennessee. His paintings, sculptures, and installations are reflective of his experiences of racial and institutional power structures in the South and prompt viewers to consider social responsibility.

  50. Harriet Mitchell Murphy

    Harriet Mitchell Murphy
    Occupations
    judge
    Biography

    Harriet Mitchell Murphy is the first African-American woman appointed to a regular judgeship in Texas.

  51. Silas X. Floyd

    Silas X. Floyd
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1869-1923 (aged 54)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Silas Xavier Floyd was an African-American educator, preacher, and journalist. Active in Augusta, Georgia, he was a writer and editor at the Augusta Sentinel and later wrote for the Augusta Chronicle. In 1892 he co-founded the Negro Press Association of Georgia. He was pastor at Augusta's Tabernacle Baptist Church and was a prominent agent of the International Sunday School Convention. He was also a public school principal and an officer of the National Association of Teachers in Colored Schools.

  52. Dinah Watts Pace

    Dinah Watts Pace
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1853-1933 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    teacher
    Biography

    Dinah Watts Pace was an American educator who founded black schools in Covington, Georgia and later founded the Covington Colored Children's Orphanage, which she ran for over forty years. Raised as a slave, she received her diploma in education from Atlanta University and gained a nationwide reputation for her charitable work with orphans.

  53. Ardie Clark Halyard

    Ardie Clark Halyard
    Years
    1896-1989 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    bankerbusinessperson
    Biography

    Ardie A. Clark Halyard was a banker, activist and first woman president of the Milwaukee chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

  54. LaShanda Korley

    LaShanda Korley
    Occupations
    scientist
    Biography

    LaShanda Teresa James Korley is a Distinguished Professor of Materials Science at the University of Delaware and an expert in soft matter, polymers, and nature-inspired materials. On a larger scale, Korley is also working on developing strategies and technologies to prevent plastic waste in landfills and oceans by upcycling plastic waste to more valuable products. She leads such efforts through the Center for Plastics Innovation, the Center for Research in Soft Matter and Polymers, and also the Center for Hybrid, Active, and Responsive Materials. Korley was awarded the 2019 National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers Lloyd N. Ferguson Young Scientist Award for Excellence in Research.

  55. Ellen Diggs

    Ellen Diggs
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1906-1998 (aged 92)
    Enrolled in Clark Atlanta University
    In 1933 graduated with Master of Arts
    Occupations
    anthropologist
    Biography

    Ellen Irene Diggs was an American anthropologist. She was the writer of a major contribution to African American history, Black Chronology: From 4,000 B.C. to the Abolition of the Slave Trade.

  56. Josephine Dibble Murphy

    Josephine Dibble Murphy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1888-1974 (aged 86)
    Biography

    Josephine Dibble Murphy was an American educator, community leader, and activist. She is best known for her exemplary community leadership in education and service, especially within the Atlanta branch of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, the NAACP, and the Atlanta University Alumni Association. Josephine believed, "If there is to be any future to peace in the world all races must learn to live together with mutual respect each for the other".