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1. Christian Abraham Fleetwood, a non-commissioned officer in the United States Army, an editor, a musician, and a government official. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the American Civil War.

2. Charles P. Adams Sr., educator and administrator. founder of Grambling State University, in 1901.

3. Floyd McDaniel, Blues singer and musician, Known for blues-drenched jazz and jazz-drenched blues, Floyd McDaniel was a part of the Chicago scene for most of his 80 years. The singer/guitarist was born in Athens, AL but spent much of his life in the Windy City, which he moved to when he was 15 in 1930. As a teenager, McDaniel played and sang the blues on the streets of Chicago, and in 1933, he joined a washboard band called the Rhythm Rascals. In the early ’40s, McDaniel learned to play the electric guitar and joined the Four Blazes, a jump blues combo that later became the Five Blazes and recorded for Aristocrat in 1947 and United Artists in 1952-53.

4. Floyd Jones, blues singer, guitarist and songwriter, who is significant as one of the first of the new generation of electric blues artists to record in Chicago after the Second World War. A number of Jones’ recordings are regarded as classics of the Chicago blues idiom,[1] and his song “On The Road Again” was a top ten hit for Canned Heat in 1968.[

5. Charles Sumner “Chuck” Stone, Jr., a former Tuskegee Airman, an American newspaper editor, columnist, and professor of journalism. After completing his service in World War II, Stone already had been admitted to Harvard University but chose to matriculate at Wesleyan University.[1] In the 1940s, he was the first African-American undergraduate in several decades at Wesleyan, graduating in the class of 1948 and serving as the commencement speaker. Stone subsequently received a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Chicago.

6. Edolphus “Ed” Towns, politician and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing the 10th District of New York based in Brooklyn, and including such communities such as Fort Greene, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville, Mill Basin, Cypress Hills, East New York and Canarsie. A Democrat, he has served in the House since 1983. On December 10, 2008, the House Democratic Caucus formally elected Rep. Towns as Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The previous chairman Henry Wa

7. James Enos “Jim” Clyburn, politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 6th congressional district of South Carolina.

8. Alton H. Maddox, lawyer who was involved in several publicized cases in the 1980s before his law license was indefinitely suspended in 1990 by the New York State Supreme Court.

9. Dave Henderson, nicknamed Hendu, Major League Baseball player who played for the Seattle Mariners (1981-1986), Boston Red Sox (1986-1987), San Francisco Giants (1987), Oakland Athletics (1988-1993) and Kansas City Royals (1994). He batted and threw right-handed. He attended Dos Palos High School where his football #42 and baseball #22 were both retired for his hometown Broncos, who wear blue and gold.

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