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  1. Jan 18, 2024 · We’ve put together this list of just some of the inspiring famous Black Americans everyone should know for their representation and contributions to the struggle for equality. Use this list for class discussions during Black History Month or anytime of year. Famous Black Americans 1. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

  2. Feb 1, 2023 · When it comes to pioneers in African American history, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, and Muhammad Ali are often mentioned—and rightfully so. But what do you know about other Black history heroes, like Claudette Colvin, Alice Coachman, or Shirley Chisholm?

  3. List. The list in alphabetical order, as published Asante's 2002 book: Hank Aaron (1934–2021) Ira Aldridge (1807–1867) Muhammad Ali (1942–2016) Richard Allen (1760–1831) Marian Anderson (1897–1993) Maya Angelou (1928–2014) Arthur Ashe (1943–1993) Crispus Attucks (1723–1770) James Baldwin (1924–1987) Benjamin Banneker (1731–1806)

  4. Feb 25, 2017 · By Alamin Yohannes. In honor of Black History Month, here's a look at 14 people who broke color barriers to become the first Black Americans to achieve historic accomplishments in politics ...

  5. Feb 1, 2024 · Feb 1, 2024. Every Black History Month and Juneteenth, pioneers in African American history are often mentioned like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr ., Rosa Parks, Muhammad Ali and...

  6. Jan 30, 2024 · The unsung heroes. Their stories aren’t widely told, but these Black women and men helped shape history. By Nicquel Terry Ellis, Nicole Chavez, Chandelis Duster and Faith Karimi, CNN Published...

  7. The Root 100 is our annual list of the most influential African Americans, ages 25 to 45. It’s our way of honoring the innovators, the leaders, the public figures and the game changers whose work...

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