1. Althea Gibson, was a World No. 1 American sportswoman who became the first African-American woman to be a competitor on the world tennis tour and the first to win a Grand Slam title in 1956. She is sometimes referred to as “the Jackie Robinson of tennis” for breaking the color barrier. Gibson was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority
2. Wayne Shorter, jazz saxophonist and composer, commonly regarded as one of the most important American jazz musicians of his generation. He is generally acknowledged to be jazz’s greatest living composer. Shorter’s output within the field has earned worldwide recognition, critical praise and various commendations, including multiple Grammy Awards. The virtuoso has recorded over 20 albums as a leader, and appeared on dozens more with others including Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers in the late 1950s, Miles Davis’s second great quintet in the 1960s and the jazz fusion band Weather Report, which Shorter co-led in the 1970s. Many of his compositions have become standards.
3. Walter Williams, singer, and is the baritone/bass multi-range vocalist of the R&B /pop/vocal group, The O’Jays. born in Canton, Ohio.
He met Eddie Levert currently god brother and music partner While attending high school, he met buddies William Powell, Bobby Massey and Bill Isles. They were motivated to sing after seeing a performance from Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers. They formed in 1958.
4. Oddibe McDowell, a former center fielder in Major League Baseball who played from 1985 to 1994 for the Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians and Atlanta Braves. McDowell was the first player to hit for the cycle for the Rangers when he accomplished that feat on July 23, 1985. Mark Teixeira, Gary Matthews, Jr., Ian Kinsler and Bengie Molina are the only other Rangers players to hit for the cycle.
5. Blair Underwood, television and film actor. He is perhaps best known as headstrong attorney Jonathan Rollins from the NBC legal drama L.A. Law, a role he portrayed for seven years. He has gained critical acclaim throughout his career, receiving numerous Golden Globe Award nominations, three NAACP Image Awards and 1 Grammy Award. In recent years, he has appeared on The New Adventures of Old Christine, Dirty Sexy Money and In Treatment and was in NBC’s The Event.
6. Albert Belle, former American Major League Baseball outfielder for the Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, and Baltimore Orioles. Standing at 6’2 and weighing in at 225 lbs, Albert was one of the leading sluggers of his time, and in 1995 he became the first player to hit 50 doubles and 50 home runs in a single season.
Belle was also considered a model of consistency, compiling a .295 career batting average, averaging 37 home runs and 120 RBI a season over the ten main years of his major league career from 1991 to 2000. Belle is also one of only six players in major league history to have nine consecutive 100-RBI seasons.