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Black History Month #2

Called "the Queen of all Media", she was the richest African-American of the 20th century and the first African-American multi-billionaire.
An African-American investigative journalist, she was one of the founders of the NAACP.
She won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry making her the 1st African-American to win a Pulitzer
An escaped slave, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, noted for his oratory and anti-slavery writing.
The 1st person killed in the Boston Massacre, and thus, the 1st person killed in the American Revolution
The first African-American child to desegregate an all-white elementary school in Louisiana.
A composer who was known as the "King of Ragtime".
Author of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sing", this poet and activist spoke at President Clinton's inauguration. She also was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The 1st African-American to receive the Academy Award for Best Actor
He earned the Navy Cross for his actions in the attack on Pearl Harbor.
He was the 1st African-American to dance with the New York City Ballet, becoming the principal dancer.
The 1st published African-American female poet
An activist who completed his graduate studies at Harvard where he was the first African-American to earn a doctorate
An explorer who arguably was the first to reach the North Pole
An educator, orator, and author, he co-founded the National Negro Business League and gave the "Atlanta Compromise" speech.
The 1st African-American heavyweight boxing champion