Some famous African Americans include writer and speaker Frederick Davis, U.S. Naval hero Doris Miller and the scientist George Washington Carver. The Underground Railroad activist Harriet Tubman and the statesman Marcus Garvey were also highly respected Americans of African descent.
Other famous African Americans include the poet Langston Hughes and the first African-American U.S. Congressman from New York, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Another famous African American was Air Force Gen. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., of the Tuskegee Airmen, who was a hero during World War II. Singer Marian Anderson, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and the highly esteemed Martin Luther King Jr. were African Americans as well.