1934 – Born in Livingston, Alabama. American public official, mayor of Birmingham, Alabama.
1967 – Was the dean of Miles College.
1970 – Was the director of Alabama Center for Higher Education.
1971-1975 – Professor of biology at Miles College, University of Oklahoma, and University of Alabama.
– A member of Birmingham City Council.
1979-1999 – Was elected the first African-American mayor of Birmingham, Alabama.