Spike Lee (1957- ) – author and filmmaker; he recently produced a documentary about Michael Jackson
Bessie Coleman (1892-1926) – first female aviator; she learned to fly in France, received an international license to fly, then returned to America and presented air shows
Joseph Bologne Saint-Georges (1739-1799) – violinist and classical music composer; he played for the king and queen of England and Mozart admired his work
Maritcha Remond Lyons (1848-1929) – first African American to graduate from Providence High School; she was a teacher and an assistant principal
Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806) – farmer, astronomer, author and surveyor; he wrote almanacs, built a wooden clock and helped design Washington D.C.