Brush with Fame by UMOJA Staff | September 26, 2020 | Feature | 0 comments Dr. Winslow Sargeant, Managing Director of S&T, LLC and Barack Obama, the 44th U.S. president, and the first African American leader of this country. Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin Minister Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam. Tommy G. Thompson, 42nd governor of Wisconsin. Award-winning writer Nikki Giovanni, one of the best known and most celebrated poets of our time. Michael Eric Dyson, best-selling author, sociologist and public intellectual. Nia Trammell, a Dane County Circuit Court Judge; and, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, is one of America’s foremost civil rights, religious and political figures. Herb Lowe, former NABJ president; and, Dick Gregory, was a comedian and civil rights activist. Don King, infamous boxing promoter. Maya Angelou, was an acclaimed poet, civil rights activist, and award-winning author. Jazz legend Duke Ellington, one of the most important creative forces in the music of the 20th century. Michelle Obama, former first lady of the United States. Charlayne Hunter-Gault, award-winning journalist, author and school desegregation pioneer. Geoffrey Canada, renowned educator and president of the Harlem Children’s Zone in Harlem. Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery, dubbed Dean of the civil rights movement, he co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Ed Gordon, former BET news anchor and 60 Minutes contributor. Andrew Young Jr., former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and a civil rights activist alongside Martin Luther King Jr.; and, Paul Soglin, former three-time Mayor of Madison. Angela Davis, a counterculture icon, political activist, scholar, and author. Ruby Dee, was an American actress, playwright, screenwriter, activist, poet and journalist. Submit a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.