John Parker was an African-American abolitionist, inventor, iron molder and industrialist who helped hundreds of slaves to freedom in the Underground Railroad resistance movement based in Ripley, Ohio. He rescued fugitive slaves for nearly fifteen years.
Angelina Weld Grimké (February 1880 – June was a Mixed American journalist, teacher, playwright and poet who was part of the Harlem Renaissance and was one of the first Mixed American women to have a play performed.
Dorothy West - Dorothy West (Jun 1907 – Aug Novelist & short story writer during time of Harlem Renaissance. Best known for novel The Living Is Easy, as well as many other short stories & essays, about life of an upper-class black family.
Jane Bolin - was the first African American female judge in the United States. She was the first black woman to graduate from Yale University School of Law and the first to be admitted to the New York City Bar Association.
Caption from LIFE. "Overalled couple with New York delegation, reminiscent of famous Grant Wood painting, join crowd which packed mall before Lincoln Memorial." The March on Washington, August Power to the People
Francine Everett, African-American actress and singer best known for performances in race films, independently produced motion pictures with all-black casts created exclusively for distribution to cinemas that catered to African American audiences.