U.S. Representative Julia M. Carson made history in 1996 by becoming the first woman and the first African American to represent Indianapolis in Congress. A 1955 graduate of Crispus Attucks High School, Carson served 18 years in the Indiana General Assembly and six years as Center Township Trustee in Marion County.
Vivica A. Fox is a film and television actress who has appeared in soap operas such as Generations, Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless. She also appeared on the hit show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Fox graduated from Arlington High School, class of 1982.
Eugene B. Glick is one of the most generous philanthropists in the state; in addition to establishing the Indiana Authors Award with The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation, Glick charitable funds have invested in Indiana education, art, hospitals and the Pro-100 program, a sponsored education program for at-risk teens. Glick graduated in 1939 from Shortridge High School.
Pastor Jeffrey A. Johnson, Sr. is a spirited minister and teacher who accepted his calling to the ministry at the age of 17. After graduating from Arlington High School in 1980, Johnson studied at the Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis and now leads Eastern Star Church.
The Honorable Senator Richard G. Lugar was the longest serving U.S. Senator in Indiana history. A 1950 graduate of Shortridge High School, he is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and former chair of the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee.
George F. McGinnis led George Washington High School to two consecutive state championships and, after graduating in 1969, went on to play for the Indiana Pacers and was named co-MVP of the league. McGinnis and his wife, Lynda, are the founders of GM Supply Co., an Indianapolis business.
Dr. Alexander Moore retired in 1986 from a 47-year career with IPS, where his roles ran the gamut from a history and government teacher at Crispus Attucks High School to a respected administrative leader. He graduated from Attucks in 1932.
Oscar Robertson was named by the National Basketball Association as one of its 50 greatest players of all time. A 1956 graduate of Crispus Attucks High School, Robertson is a member of the National Basketball Hall of Fame and the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.
Max Siegel is the senior vice president of the largest gospel company in the world and has produced music for stars including Donnie McClurkin, Fred Hammond, Britney Spears, N’Sync, Usher and R. Kelly. He graduated from Northwest High School in 1982.
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. is a novelist, satirist and graphic artist who honed his writing skills at Shortridge High School’s Daily Echo, the nation’s first and only daily high school newspaper. He graduated in 1940.