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Can you name the African-Americans?

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

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