Alonzo Franklin Herndon (1858–1927) was an African American entrepreneur who founded and was the first president of Atlanta
Mary Elizabeth Bowser (originally Mary Jane Richards, fl. 1846-1867) was a Union spy during the Civil War. She was
Rosa L. Dixon Bowser (January 7, 1855 — February 7, 1931) was an American educator. She was the
Nathanial “Nat” Turner (1800-1831) was a black American slave who led the only effective, sustained slave rebellion (August
John Brown Russwurm (1799–?) was an American abolitionist born in Jamaica to an English father and enslaved mother.
Alexander Crummell (March 3, 1819 – September 10, 1898) was a pioneering African-American minister, academic and African nationalist.
Crispus Attucks (c.1723—March 5, 1770) was the first person killed in the Boston massacre, in Boston, Massachusetts, and
Andre Cailloux (1825 – May 27, 1863) was one of the first black officers in the Union Army
Benjamin “Pap” Singleton (1809–1892) was an American activist and businessman best known for his role in establishing African
Josiah Henson (June 15, 1789 – May 5, 1883) was an author, abolitionist, and minister. Born into slavery,
Sarah “Sally” Hemings (c. 1773 – 1835) was an enslaved woman of mixed race owned by President Thomas