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George Washington
Early 1860s-1943

Read about George Washington<br>Carver
Though born a slave, his work prospered many in the South.

Frederick Douglass

Read about Frederick Douglass
This "man who wore his diploma on his back" helped lead his race out of slavery.

Lieutenant Henry Ossian Flipper

Read about Lieutenant Henry Ossian Flipper
The first colored graduate of West Point, Henry Ossian Flipper served his country in the Cavalry and civilian life alike.

Charles Price Jones

Read about Charles Price Jones
A veteran of many difficulties, Charles Price Jones founded the major black Holiness denomination.

John Marrant

Read about John Marrant
America's first black preacher, a missionary to the Cherokee, and an author, John Marrant lived a life of adventure and hardships to serve God.

Jackie Robinson

Read about Jackie Robinson
With skill and courage, Jackie Robinson broke down the walls of segregation that locked black Americans out of professional sports.

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

Read about Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
In First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, civil rights leaders found a committed, courageous ally.

Phillis Wheatley
circa 1753-1784

Read about Phillis Wheatley
Though arriving in the American colonies as a slave, Phillis Wheatley wrote the first book published by an American black and the second written by a woman in North America.

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