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Literary Visionaries

Ta-Nahisi Coates

Coates has had a varied career as an author, journalist, and comic book writer. He has served as a national correspondent for the Atlantic and written Black Panther comics for Marvel Comics....

Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman is an African American poet and the inaugural National Youth Poet Laureate of the United States.

Arts Visionaries

Political/Government Visionaries

Stacey Abrams

In 2018 Stacey Abrams became the first African-American woman--Democrat or Republican--to be nominated as her party's gubernatorial candidate in Georgia. 


Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris became the vice president of the United States in 2021, under President Joe Biden. With the win, she became the first woman, first African American, and first South Asian American to serve as vice president.