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Langston Hughes (1902-1967)

American poet and activist

Harriet Tubman (1820-1913)

Ex-slave who became a conductor for the Underground Railroad, a spy, a union army nurse, and a Civil War scout


Paul Robeson (1898-1976)

Activist, lawyer, actor, and singer

Sojourner Truth (1797-1883)

Former black slave who became an abolitionist

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1925-1968)

Clergyman and civil rights activist

Rosa Parks (1913-2005)

Best known for her act of civil disobedience in 1955 that sparked the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s

Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993)

Civil rights activist and Supreme Court Justice

Articles on African American History and Black History Month

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