James Cameron | Lynching Survivor, Founder of America’s Black Holocaust Museum

James Cameron went on to found NAACP chapters in Madison, Wisconsin, Munchie and South Bend, Indiana.  In 1998, Cameron founded America’s Black Holocaust Museum to showcase the history of lynching.

Deval Patrick | First Black Governor of Massachusetts

On July 31st, 1956, Deval Laurdine Patrick was born in Chicago, Illinois.
Deval Patrick was elected the first black governor of Massachusetts in 2006. He’s only the second black governor in U.S history.