Artist: Jerry Jordan
Left top row:
Publisher and CEO of Madison365
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
Civil Rights and Labor Activist who revived Madison chapter of NAACP.
Left Bottom Row:
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,
A founder of Gamma Gamma Gamma Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
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
Historical landmark is the boarding house where Black folks new to town stayed when they couldn’t find housing
Right Top Row:
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
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
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
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
Milele Chikasa Anana,
Cherished Publisher & Editor of UMOJA Magazine.
Dr. Floyd Rose,
President of 100 Black Men of Madison
First Restaurant Owned By A Black Proprietor
Barbara L. Nichols,
First Black President of the American Nurses Association.
Social Justice Advocate and a True Champion of the Allied Drive Neighborhood Community