Richard Allen, first black ordained by a Methodist-Episcopal church.
Christopher Latham Sholes, inventor of the first practical typewriter.
Quinton Hogg, English philanthropist.
George Washington Gale Ferris, inventor of the Ferris Wheel.
Jack Benny, comedian, radio and television performer, and violinist.
Mary Lucinda Cardwell Dawson, founded the National Negro Opera Company (NNOC) and was appointed to President John F. Kennedy‘s National Committee on Music.