1. Fannie Barrier Williams, Lecturer and clubwoman, educator and political and women’s rights activist. She became well known for her efforts to have blacks officially represented on the Board of Control of the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893.
2. Roberta Martin, gospel great, Worked with gospel greats like Thomas Dorsey and Theodore Frye. Sis. Martin became owner of one of the largest gospel publishing houses in Chicago. “Old Ship Of Zion” Roberta Martin Singers
3. William Felton Russell, better known as “Bill” Russell, he was player-coach of the Boston Celtics basketball team in 1968 and 1969. Russell was born in Monroe, Louisiana.
5. Jackie Torrence, One of America’s foremost storytellers
7. Chet Lemon, is a former center fielder in Major League Baseball.