Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts may be best known as the mother of broadcast journalist Robin Roberts. However, she achieved success in her own right, serving as chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta in New Orleans and as a board member for numerous organizations. Lucimarian Roberts was born and raised in Akron, Ohio, where she earned a scholarship from the publishers of the Akron Beacon Journal and became the first person in her family to attend college. She graduated from Howard University in 1946 and married Lawrence Roberts, a member of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen, with whom she raised four children. Mrs. Roberts lived through the Great Depression, segregation, the civil rights movement, and many personal challenges. These experiences helped shape her unique perspective on life.