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Part One - Photographs

Benjamin Banneker

Benjamin Banneker
(1731-1806)
Astronomer & Mathematician
Photo Courtesy of Library of Congress

Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington
(1856-1915)
Founded the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama Photo Courtesy of National Archives

Carver G. Woodson

Carver G. Woodson
(1864-1943)
Scientist, botanist, and educator Photo Courtesy of Library of Congress

George Washington Carver with Henry Ford

George Washington Carver
with Henry Ford

Photo Courtesy of National Archives

George W. Carver

George W. Carver
(1864-1943)
Scientist, botanist, created 300 products from the peanut
Photo Courtesy of Library of Congress

Matthew Henson

Matthew Henson
(1866-1955)
First person to reach the North Pole Photo Courtesy of Library of Congress

Part Two - Photographs

Elizabeth Keckley

Elizabeth Keckley
(1818-1907)
Seamstress, wrote a book about life in the White House Photo Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution

Isaac Murphy

Isaac Murphy
(1861?-1896)
First jockey to win three Kentucky Derby races
Photo Courtesy of Library of Congress

Lillian Evanti

Lillian Evanti
(1891-1967)
Founder of the National Negro Opera Company Photo Courtesy of Thurlow Tibbs, Evans Tibbs Collection

Part Three - Photographs

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass
(1818?-1895)
Abolitionist, escaped slavery disguised as a sailor Photo Courtesy of Library of Congress

Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes
(1902-1967)
Poet, Laureate of Harlem Photo Courtesy of National Archives

Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall
(1908-1993)
First African American Supreme Court Justice Photo Courtesy of National Geographic

Willa Brown-Chappell

Willa Brown-Chappell
(1906-1992)
First African American female commercial pilot Photo Courtesy of National Archives Collection

Lorraine Hansberry

Lorraine Hansberry
(1930-1965)
First African American woman to write a Broadway play Photo Courtesy of National Archives

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