List of Honorees – April 2017

WILLIAM EDWARD BURGHARDT DU BOIS

Father of modern sociology and co-founder of the NAACP

RODOLPHE LUCIEN DESDUNES

Historian, Journalist & Leading Civil Rights Activist

RICHARD HOWELL GLEAVES

Political Figure and Entrepreneur

REGINALD FILS-AIMÉ

President and Chief Operating Officer of Nintendo of America

JOSEPH EDOUARD GAETJENS

Haitian soccer player

CHARLES L. REASON

First African American to teach at a predominantly white college

JEAN BAPTISTE POINTE DU SABLE

Founder of the city of Chicago

GERARD A. ALPHONSE

Engineer, Physicist and Research Scientist