1. Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, Performed First Successful Heart Surgery.
3. Jesse Lamont Martin (Jesse Lamont Watkins), theatre, film, and television actor. He is best known for originating the role of Tom Collins in the Broadway theatrical production of Rent, and for his portrayal of NYPD Detective Ed Green on the NBC drama television series Law & Order.
5. Estelle Fanta Swaray, commonly known as Estelle, and formerly as Est’elle, is an English R&B singer-songwriter, rapper and record producer. In 2009, she won a Grammy Award for American Boy featuring Kanye West in the category for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration as well receiving the MOBO for ‘Best Newcomer’ and received three consecutive ‘Best Female Artist’ trophies from the UK Hip-Hop Awards.
6. Elijah Eugene Cummings, U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 7th congressional district, serving since 1996. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes just over half of Baltimore City, as well as most of Howard County. He previously served in the Maryland House of Delegates.
7. Benjamin Todd Jealous, is the current president and chief executive officer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He is the youngest ever national leader of the organization.