Nothing will motivate a man to move forward faster than knowing what's behind Him.

Percy Lavon Julian

1. Percy L Julian, Chemist (drugs for treatment of arthritis),  developed drugs to combat glaucoma, methods to mass produce cortisone and fire suppressing foam.

Jane. M. Bolin

2. Jane. M. Bolin,first African-American woman to graduate from Yale Law School, the first to join the New York City Bar Association, and the first to join the city’s law department. She became the first black woman to serve as a judge in the United States when she was sworn in to the bench of the New York City Domestic Relations Court in 1939.


Tony Brown

3. Tony Brown, Journalist, academian,comedian and businessman. He is best known as the commentator of the long running syndicated television show, Tony Brown’s Journal, is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African Americans.

Meshach Taylor

4. Meshach Taylor, Actor (Designing Women)

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