Education, Religion and Social Work

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Richard Allen (Founder of African Methodist Episcopal Church)

Bishop Vinton R. Anderson (Former President of the World Council of Churches)

Mary McCleod Bethune (Educator; Founder of Bethune-Cookman College)

Linda Brown (Plaintiff in Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court Case)

Dr. Jewell Plummer Cobb (President of California State University at Fullerton)

Dr. Johnetta Cole (Former President of Spelman College)

Marva Collins Founded Westside Preparatory Academy in Chicago)

Dr. W. E. B. DuBois (Co-Founder of NAACP; Supported Liberal Arts Education)

Louis Farrakhan (Minister of Nation of Islam; Supporter of Self-Reliance)

Mrs. Fannie Lou Hammer (Led Delegation of Blacks from Mississippi to National Democratic Convention in New York)

Rev. Barbara Harris (First Female Bishop in Episcopal Church)

Rev. Jesse Jackson (Human Rights Advocate; President of Rainbow-PUSH)

Absalom Jones (First Black Priest in Episcopal Church)

Edward Jones (One of first Blacks College Graduates-Amherst College)

Dr. Maulana Kerenga (Founder of Kwanzaa Holiday)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Organizer and Leader of Montgomery Bus Boycott)

Elijah Mohammed (Founder of Nation of Islam)

Rosa Parks (Mother of the Civil Rights Movement)

Ruth J. Simmons (Current President of Brown University)

Booker T. Washington (Educator; Tuskegee Institute; Industrial Education)