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Black History Month 3

First African-American woman to hold a pilot license.
An American Muslim minister and controversial human rights activist
She invented a line of African-American hair care products and became one of the first American women to be a millionaire*.
A US Army veteran and civil rights activist in Mississippi, he worked to end segregation and enforce voting rights. He was assassinated by a Klansman.
An educator who became the first African-American woman to be a school principal and, later, a Superintendent.
The "Queen of Soul", she was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Her hits include "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.
The first African-American woman to achieve international fame as a sculptor
This singer and musician is a child prodigy who was blinded shortly after his birth. He is one of the most successful musicians of the 20th century. His hits include "Sir Duke" and "I Just Called to Say I Love You".
A baseball player who held the MLB homerun record for many years.
Known as "Satchmo", this trumpeter is one of the most influential figures in jazz music.
Born a slave, he was the 1st African-American soldier to be awarded the Medal of Honor for protecting the US flag during the Civil War.
Best known for her portrayal of Mammy in "Gone With the Wind", she was the first African-American entertainer to win an Academy Award. (She won Best Supporting Actress.)
A track and field star who won 4 gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany , crushing Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy.
An activist, she refused to give up her seat on a bus prior to Rosa Parks.
Arguably the best basketball player in history, he won 6 NBA Championships and each time was the MVP. He is now principal owner of the Charlotte Hornets.
A slave who led the only effective sustained slave rebellion (Aug, 1831) in US History