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Benjamin Carson  (Physician)
Since 1984, Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery and noted author. Founded the Carsons Scholars to recognize and reward students who strive for academic excellence and demonstrate a strong commitment to their community

Miriam DeCosta-Willis  (Scholar)
In 1967, Miriam DeCosta Sugarmon became the first African American woman to receive her Ph.D from Johns Hopkins University.

Shirley Dilsworth  
(Attorney/Corporate Divisional VP of Human Resources)
In 1970, she was one of three African American women enrolled in the first undergraduate class to formally admit women to the University.


Siba Grovogui (Political Scientist)
A former judge in his native Guinea, sees his mission as educating Americans as to what International Relations really means.  A prolific writer and dynamic instructor, he is a tenured member of the Political Science department.

John Guess    (Management Consultant)
One of the student leaders inspired by the ideals and spirit of the 1960s to form the Johns Hopkins Black Student Union. He became the BSU's first Chairman, after the group was officially recognized in 1969.

Minnie Hargrow  
(Administrative Assistant)

For the past 60 years, "Ms. Minnie" has been dedicated to serving faculty, staff and students on the Homewood campus of JHU. The first face that many see in the Office of the President, she has served five different university Presidents


Franklin W. Knight   (Historian)
Joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University in 1973. First African American faculty member to receive academic tenure.

Edward Lewis    (Civil Rights Activist)
In 1937 attempted to gain admissions to Hopkins.  He ultimately was not admitted. But his story and the liberal white faculty member who championed integration is recounted.

Katrina Bell McDonald (Sociologist)
Joined the Sociology department in 1994 and was awarded tenure in 2006, becoming only the second woman of color to obtain this distinction.

Douglas Miles    (Bishop)
One of the student leaders inspired by the ideals and spirit of the 1960's to form the Johns Hopkins Black Student Union.  The BSU was officially recognized in 1969.

Kelly Miller
(Educator/Mathematician/Sociologist)
First African American to attend Johns Hopkins University. Admitted as a graduate student in mathematics in 1887

Frederick I. Scott
(Engineer/Technical Editor)

First African American undergraduate to be
admitted and to graduate from Johns Hopkins University
in 1950.

Roland Thomas Smoot
   (Physician)
In 1966, became the First African American to attain admitting privileges at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Levi Watkins    (Physician)
First black chief resident in cardiac surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Performed the world's first human implantation of the automatic implantable defibrillator in February of 1980.

Jim West (Engineer)
Co-inventor of the electret microphone used in most telephones, tape recorders and other devices, joined the faculty of the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University in 2002

Gail Williams - Glasser    (Social Worker)
In 1970, she was one of three African American women enrolled in the first undergraduate class to formally admit women to the University.

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