Trailblazing mathematician reached for the stars, landed on the moon.
Vernon Z. Crawford
"Lawyer" Crawford's ground-breaking court victories still resonate
Hall of Fame singer/songwriter was hit-making soul, pop superstar
First African American appointed to serve as U.S. Attorney in state of Alabama
Helen Shores Lee
Daughter of prominent civil rights attorney learned early the importance of personal service for the benefit of others
Arthur Harold Parker
Son of former slaves crafted legendary career as educator became first principal of first high school for African Americans in Birmingham
Cordy Tindell (C.T.) Vivian
The “greatest preacher to ever live” has been a man of vision, leadership, activism
Hall of Fame trumpeter, composer and bandleader scored big with musical homage to his hometown
Alabama Jazz Hall of Famer has had distinguished career as performer, educator and writer
Isaac White, Sr.
Humble barber teaches valuable skills, shares love and friendship. Isaac White, Sr. was born to sharecroppers in Wilkerson County, Mississippi, in 1919.
Her love of music carried her to stardom on stage and screen
Dr. Shelia Nash-Stevenson
NASA engineer is one of a select group of African American female physicists