1. William Ellisworth, Artist is born in Washington,N.C. Educated at Syracuse University and a student of Augusta Savage. His works exhibited at Atlanta University, the Whitney Museum, the Two Centuries of Black American Art exhibit and collected by Fisk University, Hampton University, the North Carolina Museum of Art, and private collectors.
2. Sonny Stitt, Jazz saxophonist of the bebop/hard bop idiom. He was also one of the most well-documented saxophonists of his generation, recording over 100 records in his lifetime. He was nicknamed the “Lone Wolf” by jazz critic Dan Morgenstern in tribute to his relentless touring and his devotion to jazz. He is considered the greatest disciple of Charlie Parker. Although his playing was at first heavily inspired by Charlie Parker and Lester Young, Stitt eventually developed his own style. “Just Friends”
3. Judi Ann Mason, Award winning Writer, producer and playwright, Good Times, A Differnet World, I’ll Fly Away, Guiding Light and Generations. also Co-wrote Sister Act II
4. Dexter Manley, Dexter Keith Manley, nicknamed the “Secretary of Defense” is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League .
5. Sean Michael Elliott, retired professional basketball player in the NBA.