Mary Elizabeth Branch – First Female President at Tillotson College, Austin’s oldest higher education institution
Thurgood Marshall – First Black Supreme Court Justice. lived on E11th street during the legal fight to desegregate the University Of Texas at Austin
Azie Taylor Morton — Appointed by President Jimmy Carter as the Treasurer of the United States from 1977 to 1981. The only African American to hold that position.
Willie Wells – Born in Austin, Willie Wells. Wells was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997 also inducted into the Mexican Professional Baseball Hall of Fame and Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame.
Tarik Daniels – Writer, director, producer, playwright, and podcaster, his artistic works focus on social injustices faced by the Black diaspora of women and queer and trans people of color in America.
Christina Muhammad – Christina is known for her work with the public, providing back-to-school events, aiding evacuees, and providing self-defense training. She also is coordinating the building efforts for a 100-acre community in Central Texas.
Chas Moore – Leader of The Austin Justice Coalition, a grassroots, activist-led organization which demands criminal justice reform and seeks to build community at the local, state, and national levels.
Ben Wash – Started cooking when he was seven years old. Ben moved to Austin as a teenager in the 1950s and learned to grill brisket from elder friends. His mother cultivated his love and talent, for grilling and at twenty-seven years old, with a bank loan of five hundred dollars Ben started the Long Branch. Now know as Franklin’s BBQ.