Based on your votes, the Naming Committee has narrowed down the selection of names, school colors and mascots. Please make your final selections below.
Anna Julia Cooper- an American author, educator, speaker and one of the most prominent scholars in US history. She was the fourth African-American woman to earn a doctoral degree.
"The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a class- it is the cause of humankind, the very birthright of humanity."
Althea Gibson- the first African-American tennis player to compete at the US national Championships in 1950 and the first to compete at Wimbledon in 1951.
Harriet Tubman- an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and made thirteen missions to rescue enslaved family and friends using the Underground Railroad.
Rosa Parks- an African-American Civil Rights activist whom the US Congress has called "the first lady of Civil Rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement". Her refusal to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a public bus in Montgomery, AL spurred on a citywide boycott and helped launch nationwide efforts to end segregation.
Zora Neal Hurston- an American folklorist, anthropologist, and author. Of Hurston's four novels and more than 50 published short stories, plays and essays, she is best known for her 1937 novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God.