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Black History Month

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Contributors

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George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver.jpgGeorge Washington Carver - African-American educator, inventor, and agricultural researcher. 

Martin Luther King Jr

mlk.jpgCivil Rights Activist, Minister – A Baptist minister and social activist who played a key role in the American civil rights movement until his assassination in 1968. He was inspired by advocates of nonviolence.

Sojourner Truth

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A prominent abolitionist and women’s rights activist.  After escaping slavery, she embraced religion and become involved in moral reform and abolitionist work.

Malcom X

Malcom X.jpgMalcolm X was a prominent black nationalist leader who served as a spokesman for the Nation of Islam during the 1950s and '60s.

Rosa Parks

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Refused to give up her seat on the bus – Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin.jpgBayard Rustin - Civil Rights organizer and activist.

Althea Gibson

Althea Gibson.jpgAlthea Gibson - The first great African American player in women’s tennis

Ruby Bridges

Ruby Bridges.jpgRuby Bridges - First African American child to attend an all-white public elementary school in the South.

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou.jpgMaya Angelou - A world famous post, author, historian and civil rights activitst

Barbara Jordan

Barbara Jordan.jpgBarbara Jordan - Public Defender of the US Constitution and leading presence in Democratic Party politics for two decades

Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall.jpgHe was a US Supreme Court justice and civil rights advocate. He was also legal counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). 

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass.jpgFrederick Douglass -  a prominent American abolitionist, author, and orator. Born a slave, he escaped at age 20 and went on to become a world-renowned anti-slavery activist.

Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice.jpgCondoleezza Rice - American political scientist and diplomat. She served as United States Secretary of State, and was the first female African American secretary of state, as well as the second African American secretary of state (after Colin Powell), and the second female secretary of state (after Madeleine Albright). Rice was the first woman to serve as National Security Advisor.

Colin Powell

Colin Powell.jpgColin Powell - American statesman and a retired four-star General in the United States Army. He was the first African American to serve in the position of United States Secretary of State.