Notable African Americans in Ypsilanti History

“It’s only through sharing the struggles and triumphs of the past that we all truly appreciate the present.” – Albert P. Marshal

Martha (Starks) Neely
Howard Neely
Patricia Lorraine Neely
Mary Louise Foley
Frank Goodman
George D. Goodman
Charles Eugene Beatty
Gather Roberson, Jr.
Rev. S.L. Roberson
James Kersey
Hermen Kersey
George Kersey
Bernice Kersey
Lewis Pettiford
Dr. John Dickerson
Patsy Chandler
John H. Burton
Floyd B. Walls
Louise Bass
Dr. Thomas Bass
Amos Washington
Albert P. Marshall
James W. Hibbit
Theophilus Hamilton
Catherine Aray
Asher Aray
H.P. Jacobs
Elijah McCoy
Carlos Franklin
Opio Shaah
Dr. Benjamin Edmondson
Anne Brown
Melvin Parson
Nikki Brown
Linda Harmon
Tanja Andrews
Lynne Settles
Tiffany (Ofili) Porter

City of Ypsilanti: 1827-Present