1. Roy Wilkins, Civil Rights Leader/2nd Executive Director of NAACP, was a prominent civil rights activist in the United States from the 1930s to the 1970s.
2. Carrie Saxon Perry, Elected Mayor of Hartford Conn. 1987, US politician, mayor of Hartford 1987-1993 (1st African American Female mayor of any major US city).
3. Luther “Snake Boy” Johnson, (Luther “Georgia Boy/Snake Boy” Johnson), also worked and recorded under the names Little Luther and Luther King. (It turns out his real name wasn’t even Luther, but Lucius.) Upon his military discharge, he picked guitar as a member of the Milwaukee Supreme Angels gospel group, working the local church circuit. But the blues bug hit and he soon had his own little blues trio together, eventually settling in Chicago by the early ’60s. He played for a while with Elmore James and was a regular fixture in the Muddy Waters band by the mid-’60s. He recorded as Little Luther for Chess in the mid-’60s (“The Twirl”) and by 1970 was relocated to Boston, MA, working as a solo artist. The next five years found him working steadily on the college and blues festival circuit.
4. Robert Parish, NBA Basketball Star, known for his strong defense and jump shooting, and was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003, Parish was also named as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.
5. Gerald Albright, jazz saxophonist. Albright has sold over 1,000,000 albums in the U.S. alone. His self-produced music features him on bass guitar,keyboards, flutes, drum programming, and background vocals.