"Revealing Relevant African Americans of Illinois" is a new feature on the AAHM website designed to lift up exemplary African American men and women from Illinois who have truly made a difference.
Our first featured Relevant African American of Illinois is Patricia Roberts Harris. This inspirational African American woman was born in Mattoon, Illinois and educated in the Illinois public schools. Through her brilliance and her accomplishments she broke many glass ceilings for both African Americans and for women. Learn more about Patricia Roberts Harris.