1. Jarena Lee, The daughter of former slaves, born in Cape May, New Jersey, is the considered the first female preacher in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1836, she published her autobiography, THe Life and Religious Experiences, of Jarena Lee, a Coloured Lady, Giving an Account of Her Call to Preach the Gospel.
2. Josh White, Blues Artist and folk singer, legendary guitarist, songwriter, actor, and civil rights activist. In the early 1930s, he also recorded under the names “Pinewood Tom” and “Tippy Barton.” “No Body Knows You When Your Are Down And Out”
3. General Daniel (Chappie) James, was a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force, who in 1975 became the first African American to reach the rank of four-star general.
11. Kelly Rowland (Kelendria Trene Rowland), Rhythm And Blues/Rapp Artist (Destiny’s Child)