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Successful Regional African Americans

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Justice Louis B. Butler, Jr. 

2009 Spring Lecturer

Dr. Ben Carson

Neurosurgeon and Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient


George Washington Carver

Scientist, botanist, educator, and inventor.


Joan Elizabeth Higginbotham

American engineer and a former NASA astronaut


Cathy Hughes

Entrepreneur, radio and television personality and business executive.

Matthew A. Johnson 

Founder and Owner, Strive Media Institute, Milwaukee


Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr.

First African-American Astronaut

Trevy A. McDonald 

UWO Alum '90


Gwen Moore 

U.S. Representative (WI)


Vel Phillips 

First African American Woman to Graduate from UW Law School


Ntozake Shange 

Poet and Playwright


Howard Spearman 

UWO Alum '98


Rubin L. Whitmore II 

UWO Alum '07

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by parek77 last modified Mar 11, 2011 02:05 PM

AAS Logo

 Student Ching Ly designed the official African American Studies program logo. Ly's prize-winning logo was unveiled at the Second Annual African American Studies Spring Lecture on April 19, 2007.