1. Fannie Lou Hamer, was an American voting rights activist and civil rights leader. She was instrumental in organizing Mississippi Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and later became the Vice-Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, attending the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in that capacity. Her plain-spoken manner and fervent belief in the Biblical righteousness of her cause gained her a reputation as an electrifying speaker and constant activist of civil rights.
2. Ruben Sierra, is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. Sierra also goes by the nicknames El Caballo and El Indio. In a 20-season career, Sierra has played for the Texas Rangers (1986–92, 2000–01, 2003), Oakland Athletics (1992–95), New York Yankees (1995–96, 2003–05), Detroit Tigers (1996), Cincinnati Reds (1997), Toronto Blue Jays (1997), Chicago White Sox (1998), Seattle Mariners (2002), Minnesota Twins (2006).
3. Thomas McClary, R&B Singer (The Commodores). n the ‘70s, THE CO-FOUNDER, co-producer, writer and guitarist of the pop soul group The Commodores, Thomas McClary’s ambition was to form a group that would be heralded as “the black Beatles.” That thought danced in his head while in line to enroll at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama in 1968, when he heard a young man behind him whistling a song from jazz saxophonist Eddie Harris.
“Are you a musician?” McClary asked. “No, no” the young man said. They chatted a while, then agreed to meet at the house of the young man’s grandmother. “She lives across the street from the campus. “ I’ll have some guys you can choose from to put your band together.” The shy kid ended up making the cut, too. His name was Lionel Richie. At that moment, when Thomas met Lionel, the nucleus for one of the world’s most legendary musical Pop, R&B groups of the ‘70’s was formed. These two freshmen did not stop until they found William King, Milan Williams, Ronald LaPread, and last but certainly not lease, Walter Orange to complete the mission of putting a legendary Group together, the Commodores. The rest is history.
Today, just like in the ‘70s, McClary is a man on a musical mission. But this time his mandate is for God to be glorified and lifted up that He may draw all men to Him. Once you hear this New CD, available now online at this site and http://cdbaby.com/cd/thomasmcclary . , you will never be the same. You will never accept any thing less than the best. Put your helmet on because your mind is about to be blown. From Thomas McClary’s Official Website
4. Lonnie George Johnson, an engineer best known as the inventor of the Super Soaker water gun, which was the top selling toy in the United States in 1991 and 1992.
In 1989, Johnson formed his own engineering firm and licensed his most famous invention, the Super Soaker water gun, to Larami Corporation. Two years later, the Super Soaker generated over $200 million in retail sales, and became the number one selling toy in America. Larami Corporation was eventually purchased by Hasbro, the second largest toy manufacturer in the world. Over the years, Super Soaker sales have totaled close to one billion dollars. Currently, Johnson holds over 80 patents, with over 20 more pending, and is the author of several publications on spacecraft power systems.