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Can you name the most prominent figures in African American history??

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First African American Rhodes scholar, wrote 'The New Negro'1925
Second african american to receive a patent, invented a corn seed planter and a cotton planter1834
The first known African American published author (An Eveing Thought: Salvation by Christ with Pentitential Cries)1760
He fled slavery in Maryland in 1830 and founded a settlement in Ontario Canada for fugitive slaves1830
Invented the carbon filament for light bulbs1881
Wrote the Negro National Anthem 'Lift Every Voice and Sing'_
Chairman of the neurosurgery department and director of the Maxine Dunitz Neurological Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA, California_
Her work, 'I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings' was the first non-fiction work by an african american woman to make the best seller list._
Published his 'Appeal' which demanded the immediate abolition of slavery.1829
Invented the far ultraviolet electrographic camera usesd in the Apollo 16 mission1972
Wrote 'From Slavery to Freedom' which has sold over 3 million copies. In 1995 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nations highest civilian honor.1947
Discoverd techniques to store blood and developed blood banks._
Author of the poem 'Mother to Son'_
He and Dennis Moelle created a microcomputer with bus control means for peripheral processing devices._
Invented electronis control devices for guided missiles, IBM computers, and the control unit for a pacemaker,_
Holds 47 US and more than 200 foreign patents on microphones and techniques for making polymer foil-electrets. He was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1999 _
Skiiled neurosurgeon, successfully separated a pair of siamese twins that were joined at the back of the head.1987
First african american to serve as US Surgeon General1993
Published 'Incidents in the Life os A Slave Girl' under the pseudonym Linda Brent1861
Has served on the editorial starr of 'Ebony' for over 50 years, wrote 'Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America, 1619-1962_

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