With many across the country celebrating the federal holiday of President's Day, many Americans are still basking in the glow of President Barack Obama's historic rise in becoming the first Black president. There are several other Black presidents across various fields that have held the title in past and present times as well, inspiring young people all across the world.
Hip-Hop Wired takes a look at 10 Black presidents you may or may not know, spanning the worlds of business, sports and entertainment. Let us know if we missed any key figures in the comments.
Honorable mention to the "Black President" and Afro-Beat pioneer, Fela Kuti.
Photos: Joella Marano, Council Of Urban Professionals, Merck & Co., Detroit Free Press, Aetna, Chicago Tribune, Brown.edu, Terdema Ussery, Robert W. Woodruff Library Archives, Library Of Congress, Whitehouse.gov