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African American Leaders

My two biggest heroes. Muhammad Ali and Nelson Mandela by Howard Bingham, 1993: This photo defines greatness

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Langston Hughes - prominent figure during the Harlem Renaissance and one of my favorite poets. #blackhistorymonth

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The Moors (rulers of Europe) and their Legacy - Page 2 - The Phora

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from Webdesigner Depot

100+ Portraits of Iconic People of All Time

Martin Luther King King was famous for his civil rights actions to bring about equality for African-Americans, including his famous “I Have a Dream” speech delivered at the March on Washington in 1963. Date: 1960.

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from NPR.org

Rosa Parks Statue, Capitol's First Of African-American Woman, To Be Dedicated

Rosa Parks - (1913–2005) African-American civil rights activist, whom the U.S. Congress called "the first lady of civil rights", & "mother of the freedom movement". In 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to obey bus driver's order to give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. Her civil disobedience sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

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from Mail Online

Nelson Mandela dead: A symbol of resistance

RIP Nelson Mandela, pictured at his South African home in 2010, 'triumphed as a symbol of national reconciliation between South Africa's races'

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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Barak Obama, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Nelson Mandela

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Rosa Parks (1913 - 2005) Rosa Parks was an African American civil rights activist who refused to obey a bus driver's order that she give up her sit for a white passenger. Through her brave civil disobedience actions, she became an important symbol of the modern Civil Rights Movement in the U.S.

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Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. Born into slavery. "In my library." #TheTravelingMan michaelpking.org

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Charles Baker Inventor L S Radiator March 4, 1877 – July 27, 1963) was an African American inventor and community leader most noted for inventing the gas mask, a traffic signal and a hair-straightening preparation. pinterest.com

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