"Revealing Relevant African Americans of Illinois" is a new feature on the AAHM website intended to highlight exemplary African American men and women from Illinois who have truly made a difference.
Learn About Their Lives
Among her many accomplishments Patricia Harris was co-chair the National Women’s Committee for Human Rights under President John F. Kennedy. https://www.state.gov/discoverdiplomacy/explorer/peoplehistorical/170238.htm
Carole Simpson was a journalist, news anchor, author and philanthropist. She established many scholarships for women and minorities to help them achieve their career goals related to journalism.
LYMAN L. HUBBARD – 1927 – January 22, 2012
Over one hundred (100) Tuskegee Airmen came from Illinois. LYMAN L. HUBBARD - 1927 – January 12, 2012, was the only Tuskegee Airman from Springfield, Illinois.
Patricia Bath – November 4, 1942 – May 30, 2019
Patricia Bath was an ophthalmologist and laser scientist,who invented the laserphaco, a device used in cataract surgery. She dedicated her life to medicine and the prevention of blindness.