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MAIN Arrow to Black History MonthBlack History Month Arrow to Famous African AmericansFamous African Americans

No history of the United States of America can be said to reflect the true story of America, that does not include the contributions made by people of color.

Despite the fact that legalized slavery and segregation marred much of the first two centuries of the American story, African Americans overcame barriers of poverty, racial prejudice, inequality and, in many cases, brutal suppression to add to the political, artistic, athletic, scientific... and all aspects of the growth of America as a country.

frederick douglass, billie holiday, willie mays, maya angelou, martin luther king jr, oprah winfrey, barack obama


Take time to explore the rich cultural heritage of people of African descent woven into the fabric of the acheivements of this country — from the earliest colonial days to the present...


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More about famous African Americans around the Web:

Biography - Black History - Focus in on the biographies of African Americans, profiles of Black Americans who are making news today plus groundbreakers and heroes who paved the way for today's African Americans.

Bios of African Americans in History - Kid friendly resource from Enchanted Learning.com. featuring thumbnail biographies and illustrations of prominent people in the arts, sciences, sports, politics and the civil rights movement with related coloring pages and activities.

American Women's History - African American Women - Great link list of related resources around the Web including historical overviews, bibliographies, associations and discussion groups.

The Faces of Science - African Americans in the Sciences - Read about the lives, scientific breakthroughs, and accomplishments by subject area including famous biologists, chemists, engineers, inventors, and more.





 

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