Yolanda Adams
Texas Southern University
The "Queen of Contemporary Gospel Music". One of the best-selling gospel artists of all time. The first Gospel artist to be awarded an American Music Award.
Dr. William A. Brown
Wayne State Unniversity
Former Executive producer , Black Journal. Founding dean of Howard University's School of Communication. Former dean of Hampton University's Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications.
Max Robinson
Norfolk State University
The first African-American broadcast network news anchor in the US. Served as co-anchor on ABC World News Tonight alongside Frank Reynolds and Peter Jennings from 1978 until 1983.
Dr. Leon Sullivan
West Virginia State University
Baptist minister, civil rights leader and social activist. Founded Opportunities Industrialization Centers (OIC) of America and established the Zion Investment Association (ZIA). The first African-American on the board of a major corporation (General Motors).
Randall Robinson
Virginia Union University
Civil rights lawyer, author and activist, founder of TransAfrica in 1977. He was a Ford fellow. Max Robinson (brother) Listed among Who's Who Among African Americans.
Carter Woodson
Berea College
Co-founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH). The son of former slaves was the second black person to receive a degree from Harvard University. Creator, Black History Month.
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