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Self-educated leader of the Tuskegee Institute.
She was an activist and advisor to FDR.
Called Moses, she led over 300 slaves to freedom.
He single-handedly broke the baseball color barrier.
At age 6, she integrated a school in New Orleans.
The inventor of modern ice cream.
He performed the first open-heart surgery.
She wrote 'Their Eyes Were Watching God.'
The instigator of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
He was stripped of his heavyweight boxing title because of his opposition to the Vietnam War.
Gave the 'I Have a Dream' speech.
Poet during the Harlem Renaissance; City College now awards a medal under his name.
The first woman, black or white, to earn $1 million.
The first African-American woman to run for president.
She performed to a crowd of 75,000 at the Lincoln Memorial after being barred from Constitution Hall because of her race.
She wrote 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.'
The inventor of peanutbutter.
The first American killed in the Revolutionary War.
The first woman, black or white, to earn an international pilot's license.

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