Dr. M. Joycelyn Elders: The first person in the state of Arkansas to be board certified in pediatric endocrinology. In 1993, she was appointed by former President Bill Clinton as the 16th General Surgeon of the United States.
Garrett A. Morgan: Born to former slaves and only having a formal 6th grade education, Morgan went on to invent several different products. His most notable accomplishments were receiving a patent for the invention of the first gas mask in 1914. His other famous invention was the traffic signal.