HISTORY

  • Eulace Peacock

    Eulace Peacock (b. August 27, 1914 place Dothan, Alabama) moved to New Jersey at a very age. Eulace was uninterested in running. At first, as a chi...
  • Diahann Carrol

    Diahann Carroll, born July 17, 1935, in New York, York. Diahann Carroll was an American actress, singer, model, and activist. She rose to prominenc...
  • Major Taylor

    Marshall Walter "Major" Taylor, born November 26, 1878, was an American professional cyclist. He was world cycling champion in 1899, American sprin...
  • Gordon Parks

    Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan Parks was born on November 30, 1912, in Fort Scott, Kansas. Parks was an American photographer, musician, writer an...
  • Maya Angelou

    Angelo, born Marguerite Annie Johnson, April 4, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri. Maya Angelou was an American author, actress, screenwriter, dancer, p...
  • Huey P. Newton

    Huey Percy Newton was born on February 17, 1942, in Monroe, Louisiana. Newton helped establish the African-American political organization the Blac...
  • Florence Joyner

    Olympian Florence Joyner, known widely as "Flo Jo," was born Florence Delorez Griffith on December 21, 1959, in Los Angeles, California. "Flo Jo," ...
  • Lena Horne

    Lena Mary Calhoun Horne, born June 30, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York, was an American singer, dancer, actress, and civil rights activist. Ms. Horne fi...