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Elijah McCoy (1843-1929)

Elijah McCoy (1843-1929)

Elijah McCoy was born May 2, 1844 in Colchester, Ontario. His parents, George and Emillia, were former slaves who escaped ...
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Madame C. J. Walker (1867-1919)

Madame C. J. Walker (1867-1919)

Madame C. J. Walker (born Sarah Breedlove) was America's first Black millionaire businesswoman. Mixing one concoction of oils after another ...
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Martin Luther King, Jr (1929-1968)

Martin Luther King, Jr (1929-1968)

Martin Luther King, Jr was born January 15, 1929. He graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA in 1948. In ...
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Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama was born January 17, 1964. She is the wife of Barack Obama and will be the first African ...
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NAACP

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded in 1909 by a group of black and ...
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Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is the first African American billionaire. She owns a production company, Harpo (Oprah spelled backwards). As a child, ...
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Paul Robeson (1898-1976)

Paul Robeson was born on April 9, 1898 in Princeton, New Jersey. He was the youngest son of a minister ...
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Quebec

Quebec is a Canadian province that provided safety for many blacks escaping the brutality of slavery in the southern states ...
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Ronald E. McNair (1950 - 1986)

Ronald E. McNair (1950 – 1986)

Physicist Ronald E. McNair became the second African American to enter space. He was selected as an astronaut candidate by ...
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Rosa Parks (1913-2005)

Rosa Parks is known as the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement.  She was born February 4, 1913 in Tuskeegee, ...
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