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Directory of Honoree Biographies

To learn about past honorees from 1991 to 2012, select a letter below, and/or select a name. Each link will open a corresponding PDF file containing biographies spanning at least five years. You can scroll through the PDF to find the selected honoree and/or learn about others.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V WY Z

- A -

Henry Aaron - 1996
Clara L. Adams-Ender - 1993
Maya Angelou - 1995
Arthur R. Ashe, Jr. - 1993

- B -

Diana E. Bajoie - 2006
Alice Ballance - 1992
Frank W. Ballance, Jr. - 1996
Howard L. Baugh - 2006
Leon D. Bibb - 2011
Sister Cora Marie Billings - 2009
Patricia Ann Blackmon - 2004
Daniel T. Blue, Jr. - 1992
Guion S. Bluford, Jr., Ph.D. - 2001
Charles Bolden - 1995
Herman I. Boone - 1994
Raymond H. Boone - 2003
Carl M. Brashear - 2001
Pamela E. Bridgewater - 2004
L.D. Britt, MD, MPH, FACS, FCCM - 1998
Lee Patrick Brown, Ph. D. - 1997
Ronald Harmon Brown - 1997 

- C -

Sherian Grace Cadoria - 1999
Donald J. Campbell - 2003
Ralph Campbell, Jr. - 2002
Billy K. Cannaday, Jr., Ed.D. - 2007
Jean Murrell Capers - 2012
Benjamin Carson - 1993
Valerie Daniels-Carter - 2005
Mary T. Christian - 2003
Spencer Christian - 1999
Eva M. Clayton - 1994
Johnnetta B. Cole, Ph.D. - 1996
Jean W. Cunningham - 2001 

- D -

Christine Mann Darden, Ph.D. - 2005
Nathan Davis - 2006
Martha E. Dawson - 1999
Katie G. Dorsett - 1998
Rita Dove - 1999
Allyson K. Duncan - 1993

- E -

Julian M. Earls, Ph.D. - 1996
Leonard L. Edloe - 2004
Edwin L. Edwards, Sr. - 2002

- F -

Helen S. Faison - 2004
James Farmer - 1999
Evelyn J. Fields - 2001
Milton F. Fitch, Jr. - 1998
Thomas A. Fleming - 1994
Edward B. Fort - 2000
Francis M. Foster, Sr. - 2006
John Hope Franklin, Ph.D. - 1996
Henry E. Frye - 2001

- G -

Clarence Gaines - 1995
Israel L. Gaither - 2008
Nikki Giovanni - 2008
Marita Golden - 2005
Samuel L. Gravely, Jr. - 2002
Earl G. Graves - 1993
Kenneth D. Gray - 2003
William H. Gray, III - 1996
Darrell Green - 1999
Roger L. Gregory - 2003
Robert J.Grey - 2000
Matthew Guidry, Ph.D. - 2009

- H -

Adolphus C. Hailstork, Ph.D. - 2001
Edward L. Hamm, Jr. - 1996
Ulysses B. Hammond - 2008
Bernard A. Harris, Jr., M.D. - 1997
Curtis W. Harris - 2001
Grace E. Harris, Ph. D. - 1997
Jean L. Harris, M.D. - 2001
Ruth Coles Harris, Ed.D. - 1998
William R. Harvey - 1999
Dr. Dorothy I. Height - 1998
Vernard W. Henley - 1995
Paul B. Higginbotham, J.D. - 2007
Bonnie Guiton Hill, Ph. D. - 1997
Oliver W. Hill - 1992
Gregory T. Hinton - 2002
Rosalyn S. Hobson, Ph.D. - 2008
James W. Holley III - 2004
Bert W. Holmes, Jr. - 2004
Christopher B. Howard - 2012
Michelle J. Howard - 2009
Cathy L. Hughes - 2001
Ralph A. Hunt - 1999
Charlayne Hunter-Gault - 1994
Deborah Hyde, M.D. - 1996

- I -

K. Leroy Irvis - 2003

- J -

Isaiah Jackson - 1992
Shirley A. Jackson, Ph. D. - 1997
Allix B. James - 2000
Kay Coles James - 2000
Erich Jarvis, Ph.D. - 2005
Mae C. Jemison - 1994
Jonathan F. Johnson - 2000
Shelia C. Johnson - 2007
Dwight C. Jones - 2012
Elaine R. Jones - 2002
Jerrauld C. Jones - 2002
Peter Lawson Jones - 2008
Stephanie Tubbs Jones - 2006
Barbara Jordan - 1992
Michael Jordan - 1994
Jacqueline Joyner-Kersee - 1995

- K -

Annie Brown Kennedy - 2004
Joe Kennedy, Jr. - 2003
S. Rochelle Kimbrell - 2012
Coretta Scott King - 2003

- L -

Lillian Lincoln Lambert - 2011
Willie E. Lanier - 1993
Howard N. Lee - 1995
Reginald F. Lewis - 1994
Charles F. Lovell, Jr., M.D., FACP - 2007 

- M -

Carl Mack - 2012
Robert P. Madison - 2006
Elliott Mannette - 2006
Henry L. Marsh, III - 1998
Charlene J. Marshall - 2008
Thurgood Marshall - 1994
Jewell Jackson McCabe - 2002
Marie V. McDemmond - 2004
James McLurkin - 2008
Leland D. Melvin - 2009
George L. Miles, Jr. - 2005
Yvonne Bond Miller - 1995
Eddie N. Moore, Jr. - 2009
Marc H. Morial - 1997
Laura W. Murphy - 2005

- N -

Frederick R. Nance - 2009
Jessye Norman - 1992
Ozzie Newsome - 2005

- O -

Barack Obama - 2010
Michelle Obama - 2010
Hazel R. O'Leary - 1994
Carl Owens - 2000
Hugo Owens - 2000 

- P -

Rosa Parks - 2000
Edward J. Perkins - 2006
Vel R. Phillips - 2009
Vivian W. Pinn, M.D. - 2008
Shirley Pippins - 2000
Cleo E. Powell - 2011
Colin L. Powell - 1992
Grady Wilson Powell Sr. - 1999 

- R -

J. Paul Reason - 1998
Eddie Reed, M.D. - 2005
Daphne Maxwell Reid - 2006
Tim Reid - 1998
William F. Reid - 1994
Dianne Reynolds-Cane, M.D. - 2009
James Franklin Richardson, Sr. - 1997
Spottswood W. Robinson, III - 1995
William P. Robinson, Sr. - 1993
Benjamin S. Ruffin - 2003

- S -

Robert C. Scott - 1996
Bernard Shaw - 1993
Dawn Staley - 2007
Louis Stokes - 2002
William F. Strickland, Jr. - 2000

- T -

Susan Taylor - 1993
Porcher L. Taylor, Jr., Ph.D. - 2005
Debi Thomas - 2012
Gary G. Thomas - 2011
John Charles Thomas - 1997
Jerry Sue Thornton, Ph.D. - 2007
Edgar A. Toppin- 1992 

- U -

Blair Underwood - 2007

- V -

Esther H. Vassar - 2008

- W -

Melissa Ward - 2002
J.C. Watts, Jr. - 1998
Belle S. Wheelan - 2003
Michael R. White - 2009
L. Douglas Wilder - 1992
Dwight L. Williams, Ph.D. - 2007
Jay Williams - 2011
Harrison B. Wilson, Ph. D. - 1997
Oprah Winfrey - 1995 

- Y -

Dorothy Cowser Yancy, Ph.D. - 2011

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