Below are residents who have made a substantial contribution to community, 1960-2015
Daniel Richardson, Community Activist, Humboldt Ave.
Marlena Richardson, First Secretary, GTNA, Humboldt Ave.
Ruth Batson, Community Leader and Education Advocate, Ruthven St.
Bruce Bolling, City Councilor, Harold Park
Royal Bolling, State Senator, Schuyler St.
Gus Bowen, Artist and costume designer, Elma Lewis School, Nazing St.
Edward W. Brooke, National Leader and U.S. Senator, Harrishof and Crawford Sts.
Melnea Cass,Community Leader, Harold St.
Minnie Clark, Founder, Marksdale Gardens Cooperative, MLK Blvd.
Lucy Cordice, Artist and costume designer, Elma Lewis School, Nazing St.
John “Bertie” Cruz, Jr., Developer, Schuyler Street
Eva Curry, Community Leader and property manager, Humboldt Ave.
Robert Forbes, Community Leader and GTNA City Services, Waumbeck St.
Gloria Fox, State Representative, Harold St.
Matthew Goode, Community Activist, Preservationist, and Educator, Crawford St.
Ruby Guscott, Mother and Inspiration, Guscott Real Estate Legacy, Hartwell St.
Alfreda Harris, Community Activist and Director, Shelburne Center, Washington St.
Ellen Jackson, Community Leader and Education Advocate, Hutchings St.
Herbert “Kwaku Zulu” Jackson, Community Leader and Advocate, Schuyler Street
Clarence “Jeep” Jones, Community Activist, Washington St.
Dorothea Jones, Community Activist, Munroe St.
Paul Jones, First Chair, GTNA, Hutchings St.
Elma Lewis, Community Leader, and Founder Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts and Museum, Center of Afro-American Artists, Homestead St.
Pat Mayo, Chair, Franklin Highlands Resident Assn.,Seaver St.
Jean McGuire, Community Activist and Director of METCO, Dennison St.
Melvin Miller, Publisher, Bay State Banner, Harold Park
Kathleen Nurse, First Treasurer of GTNA, Brookledge St.
Charles Pinderhughes, Doctor, helped found GTNA, resided Brookledge St.
Elaine Pinderhughes, Doctor, helped found GTNA, resided Brookledge St.
Homer Platt, Community Leader, Howland St.
Isabella Ravenell, Community Leader and School Teacher, Homestead St.
Rev. William Ravenell, Community Leader and Pastor, Homestead St.
Edward Redd, Community Activist and Judge, Schuyler St.
John Ross, Music Director/Elma Lewis School, Townsend St.
Sarah Ann Shaw, Community Activist and Media Advocate, Wenonah St.
Muriel Snowden, Community Leader and co-founder Freedom House, Crawford St.
Otto Snowden, Community Leader and co-founder Freedom House, Crawford St.
Emma Terry, Community Leader and Tenant Organizer, Humboldt Ave.
Alma Wright, Community Activist and School Teacher, Waumbeck St.
Note: Deceased residents referred to as Leaders; living residents referred to as Activists. In most cases, Streets refer to Residence of Revered Elder.