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  1. 100 Greatest African Americans is a biographical dictionary of one hundred historically great Black Americans (in alphabetical order; that is, they are not ranked), as assessed by Temple University professor Molefi Kete Asante in 2002.

  2. Sep 14, 2021 · Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., famous as Muhammad Ali after converting to Muslim, was born on January 17th, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky, US. He was a true pioneer of African American civil rights and a beloved figure of the American public.

  3. Feb 21, 2020 · The contributions of African Americans to medicine date back to the American Revolutionary War. In honor of Black History Month, this list highlights some of the notable figures who have championed better health care access for black Americans, helped develop medical breakthroughs and broke glass ceilings for women in the medical field.

  4. Asante, professor in the African American Studies program at Temple University, has written a volume in which he attempts to distill his work on the history of African Americans into a list of the 100 greatest people in that history--a difficult task to be sure, and one that can lead to arguments over the choices.

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    • Molefi Kete Asante
  5. Feb 07, 2019 · Each year, Black History Month is recognized during February to celebrate achievements by African Americans and remember the important role of blacks in U.S. history. It was first started by Carter G. Woodson and Jesse E. Moorland, who founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History– now the Association for the Study of African American Life and History ().

  6. Jun 20, 2019 · The following three men are notable African American inventors of the 18th century. All three men were born free; they were not enslaved persons. There were many more African Americans, men and women, enslaved and free, who designed, manufactured, and sold inventions. Most of their stories have been lost to history. Benjamin Banneker

  7. Apr 13, 2021 · John Gilmore Riley (1857–1954) During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Smokey Hollow was a thriving African-American community just east of Tallahassee. But after expansion of Apalachee Parkway, by 1978 only two black-owned houses remained. One of them belonged to Riley, a local educator and civic leader.

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