Feb 17, 2018 · No single African American in history is perhaps as famous as Martin Luther King Jr., otherwise known as MLK. There is a federal holiday on the third Monday each January celebrated in his honor, and whole sections of textbooks are devoted to his civil rights activism in the 1950s and 1960s.
Feb 10, 2021 · FILE - This undated file image shows African-American social reformer, abolitionist and writer Frederick Douglass. Douglass was the country's most famous black man of the Civil War era, a conscience of the abolitionist movement and beyond and a popular choice for summing up American ideals, failings and challenges.
Feb 06, 2015 · Famous African Americans in History 1. Barack Obama February 1 Moved to Chicago in 1985 to work for a church-based group seeking to improve living conditions in poor neighborhoods plagued with crime and high unemployment. In 1991, Obama graduated from Harvard Law School where he was the first African American president of the Harvard Law Review. United States senator for the state of Illinois ...
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African Americans. Biographies. Muhammad Ali - Championship boxer and civil rights activist. Maya Angelou - Author and poet. Louis Armstrong - One of the most influential figures in the history of jazz music. Josephine Baker - Dancer and singer who fought for racial integration. Harriet Tubman.
Jan 25, 2021 · Famous Firsts by African Americans Updated January 25, 2021 | Borgna Brunner The first African-American billionaire, combat pilot, Nobel Prize winner, poet laureate, Oscar winner, and Miss America
Jun 17, 2020 · For too many years, history books have focused on the achievement of white Americans, while many of the inspiring contributions of African Americans, and others, have been tragically overlooked.