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

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

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

George Washington Carver
with Henry Ford

Photo Courtesy of National Archives

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

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

Part Two - Photographs
 

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

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

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

Part Three - Photographs
 

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

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

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

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

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