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Media mogul; the world's first black female billionaire.
Professional heavyweight boxer crowned 'Sportsman of the Century' by Sports Illustrated; former member of the Nation of Islam.
Civil rights activist whose act of defiance sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955-6.
Civil rights activist; leader of the SCLC; orator of 'I Have a Dream'.
Author of 'The Color Purple'.
Leader of the Niagra Movement; co-founder of the NAACP; author of 'Black Reconstruction in America'.
Solo artist and lead singer of The Supremes; she has sold more than 100 million records worldwide.
Leader of an 1831 Virginian slave revolt.
Star of Gone With the Wind; first African-American to win an Academy Award.
Author of 'Invisible Man'.
Humanitarian and abolitionist best known for helping slaves escape through the Underground Railroad.
First African-American President of the United States.
Author of 'Roots' and 'The Autobiography of Malcolm X'.
Director of 'Malcolm X' and 'Inside Man'.
Thomas Jefferson's slave and long-term mistress.
Author and poet; 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings'.
Victim of the Boston Massacre; popularly known as the first martyr of the American Revolution.
First African-American Secretary of State.
Pioneer of rock and roll music; 'Maybellene', 'Johnny B. Goode'.
First female African-American Secretary of State.
Harlem Renaissance writer; 'Their Eyes Were Watching God'.
'Satchmo'; Jazz trumpeter and singer.
NAACP activist; assassinated 1963.
Basketball player voted ESPN's Greatest North American Athlete of the 20th Century.
Comedienne and actress who won an Academy Award for her role in 'Ghost'.
Most successful athlete at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
First African-American Supreme Court Justice.
Leader of the Nation of Islam, 1934-75.
Singer and musician; 'The Queen of Soul'.
Harlem Renaissance poet; 'The Negro Speaks of Rivers'.
Civil rights activist; first African-American student of the University of Mississippi.
'Brown Bomber'; World Heavyweight Champion, 1937-49.
Singer and musician; 'Hit the Road Jack', 'Georgia On My Mind'.
Nobel laureate; author of 'Beloved'.
Escaped slave and leader of the abolitionist movement; author of 'Narrative of the Life of...An American Slave'.
First African-American to play in Major League Baseball.
Jazz musician; 'Kind of Blue'.
Singer whose 1982 album 'Thriller' is the best-selling album of all time.
Jamaican-born Black Nationalist and leader of UNIA.
Leader of SNCC and proponent of Black Power.
Either of two Tennis Grand-Slam champion sisters, who have each won 4 Olympic gold medals.
Actor; 'The Pursuit of Happyness', 'Men in Black'.
Nation of Islam spokesman; founder of the Organisation of Afro-American Unity.
Advisor to Theodore Roosevelt; founder of the Tuskegee Institute and author of 'Up From Slavery'.

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