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Short BiographyFamous Person
Acted in 'How Stella Got Her Groove Back' and 'Akeelah and the Bee'
In 1974, he broke Babe Ruth's home run record
Pan-Africanist; 'Black Power;' Emigrated to Guinea
'The Godfather of Soul'
First African American to sit on the Supreme Court
Singer and Actress; Died in a plane crash
Wrote 'Warrior Marks'
Recited a poem at Clinton's Inauguration
Acted in 'The Color Purple' and 'Dreamgirls'
Ghanian-American teenage soccer phenom
Arrest sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott
Sailed for the colony of Sierra Leone with 38 free blacks aboard
'Queen of Soul'
Olympic Heavyweight boxer
Went from 'Blade' to 'Too Wong Fu'
Hip-hop group that combines rap, R&B and reggae sounds
Jazz trupet player; Nicknamed 'Satchmo'
Organized the SCLC
First African American President
Tennis player; Has a stadium named after him
Short BiographyFamous Person
Created peanut butter
Died in the Boston Massacre
Testimony brought the issue of sexual harassment to public attention
Founded the National Council of Negro Women
One of the founders of the NAACP
Wrote 'The Dutchman'
Chaired the Joint Chiefs of Staff and was the Secretary of State
Popularized blaxploitation films
Also known as Gustavus Vassa
Recorded 'Unforgettable'
Plays are all set in Pittsburgh
A movie was just created about her life
Led Hundreds of slaves to freedom
First African American to earn a PhD from Cambridge University
Golfer who held all four Major titles in 2001
Comedienne; Acadamy Award Winner; Acted in 'Ghost'
First African American woman to achieve billionaire status
First African American performer to sign a long-term contract with a major Hollywood studio
Played the villain in 'Pulp Fiction'

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