Cover: Legacies
Artist: Jerry Jordan
Purplehood2@gmail.com

Left top row:

Henry Sanders,
Publisher and CEO of Madison365

Kaleem Caire,
Founder and CEO of One City Schools

Drs. Perry & Virginia Henderson,
Philanthropists and Community Leaders

Hon. Everett Mitchell,
Dane Co. Circuit Court Judge and Pastor of Christ the Solid Rock Baptist Church

Rev. James C. Wright,
Late Civil Rights activists and former pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church 

Dolores Simms Greene,
Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Civil Rights pioneer

Hilton Hanna,
Civil Rights and Labor Activist who revived Madison chapter of NAACP.

Left Bottom Row:

Annette Miller,
CEO and founder of EQT By Design, LLC.

Dr. Muriel Simms,
Esteemed Educator and Author of Settlin’: Stories of Madison’s Early African American Families

South Raiders & Cheerleaders

Addrena Mathews Squire,
Community Activist

Charles Brown,
A founder of Gamma Gamma Gamma Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity


Eugene Parks,

First Black Alderman for the Madison City Council, and former president of the Madison chapter of the NAACP.


Dimetra Tiliaferro Shivers,

Jazz singer and among founders of Madison chapter of NAACP.

William H. Noland, First known African American to enter and graduate with a B.A. from UW-Madison


Allison House,

Historical landmark is the boarding house where Black folks new to town stayed when they couldn’t find housing

Right Top Row:


Vel Phillips,

First African American to become Secretary of State of Wisconsin, first to win a seat on Milwaukee’s City Council and first graduate from University of Wisconsin Law School  

Carson Gulley, Legendary Chef on the UW-Madison


Velma Hamilton,

Trailblazer in Madison’s civil rights and education communities.

J. Anthony Josey,
Late founder of the Wisconsin Weekly Blade, Madison’s first African American newspaper.


Dr. Richard Harris,

Former Madison Area Technical College administrator and author of “Growing Up Black in South Madison


Rev. Dr. Alex Gee,

Pastor of Fountain of Life Covenant Church and founder/CEO of Nehemiah Center of Urban Leadership.


Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings,

World-Renowned Educator and University of Wisconsin’s First Black Woman Tenured Education Professor


Betty Franklin Hammond,

Late publisher of The Madison Times and former CEO of the Urban League of Greater Madison


Milton McPike,

Late principal of Madison East High School who also served on the University of Wisconsin System’s Board of Regents

Dr. Ruben L. Anthony Jr.,
President & CEO of the Urban League of Greater Madison, founder of RowJAC Consulting


Brandi Grayson,

Community Organizer with the Young, Gifted and Black Coalition.

Right Bottom Row:

John Hill of Hills Grocery

St. Paul’s A.M.E.


James Lincoln Greene,

Served in the Navy and was a veteran of the Korean War.

Capitol City Lodge #2

UMOJA Magazine

Milele Chikasa Anana,
Cherished Publisher & Editor of UMOJA Magazine.

Dr. Floyd Rose,
President of 100 Black Men of Madison

The Shack,
First Restaurant Owned By A Black Proprietor


Barbara L. Nichols,

First Black President of the American Nurses Association.

Sina Davis,
Social Justice Advocate and a True Champion of the Allied Drive Neighborhood Community

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