Here are other famous African Americans, suggested by readers:
• Clyde S. Cahill, the first black federal trial judge in the area, appointed in 1980.
• David E. Hines, a jazz trumpeter who performed with James Brown, Ray Charles, Pattie LaBelle and many others, and his own David Hines Ensemble.
• Phil Perry, an R&B musician
• David Peaston, an R&B and gospel singer whose performance on "Showtime at the Apollo" led to fame.
• Football player Ezekiel Elliott, a graduate of John Burroughs School.
• Actress Jennifer Lewis, who has appeared in "Black-ish," and the movies "Beaches" and "Sister Act."