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Famous People in Black History

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Muhammad Ali Emma Amos Maya Angelou Halle Berry Ruby Bridges
American Professional Boxer American Painter American Poet American Actress American Activist

Born: January 17, 1942
Died: June 3, 2016

Born: March 16, 1937
Died: May 20, 2020 

Born: April 4, 1928
Died: May 28, 2014

Born: August 14, 1966 Born: September 8, 1954

 

Jesse L. Brown Shirley Chisholm Bessie Coleman Sammy Davis Jr. Mark Dean
American Aviator U.S. House of Representatives American Aviator American Singer Inventor

Born: October 13, 1926
Died: December 4, 1950 

Born: November 30, 1924
Died: January 1, 2005 

Born: January 26, 1892
Died: April 30, 1926

Born: December 8, 1925
Died: May 16, 1990
Born: March 2, 1957

 

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Frederick Douglas W.E.B. Du Bois Rudolph Fisher Jamie Foxx
American Astrophysicist American abolitionist Sociologist American Physician American Actor

Born: October 5, 1958

Born: February 1818
Died: February 20, 1895 

Born: February 23, 1868
Died: August 27, 1963

Born: May 9, 1897
Died: December 26, 1934
Born: December 13, 1967

 

Morgan Freeman Whoopi Goldberg Frances Harper Whitney Houston Langston Hughes
American Actor American Actress American Poet American Singer American Poet

Born: June 1, 1937

Born: November 13, 1955

Born: September 24, 1825
Died: February 22, 1911

Born: August 9, 1963
Died: February 11, 2012
Born: February 1, 1902
Died: May 22, 1967

 

Zora Neale Hurston Harriet Jacobs Katherine Johnson Queen Latifah Carl Lewis
American Author American Writer American Mathematician American Singer American Athlete

Born: January 7, 1891
Died: January 28, 1960

Born:  February 11, 1813
Died: March 7, 1897

Born: August 26, 1918
Died: February 24, 2020

Born: March 18, 1970 Born: July 1, 1961

 

Thurgood Marshall Toni Morrison Barack Obama Jesse Owens Rosa Parks
Supreme Court Justice American Novelist 44th U.S. President American Athlete American Activist

Born: July 2, 1908
Died: January 24, 1993

Born: February 18, 1931
Died: August 5, 2019

Born: August 4, 1961

Born: September 12, 1913
Died: March 31, 1980
Born: February 4, 1913
Died: October 24, 2005

 

Colin Powell Hiram Rhodes Revels Condoleezza Rice Chris Rock Diana Ross
U.S. Secretary of State U.S. Senator U.S. Secretary of State American Comedian American Activist

Born: April 5, 1937

Born: September 27, 1827
Died: January 16, 1901

Born: November 14, 1954

Born: February 7, 1965 Born: March 26, 1944

 

Al Sharpton Sojourner Truth Harriet Tubman John Urschel Denzel Washington
American Civil Rights Activist  American Women's Rights Activist American Abolitionist Canadian Mathematician American Actor

Born: October 3, 1954

Circa: 1797
Died: November 26, 1883

Circa: March 1822 
Died: March 10, 1913

Born: June 24, 1991 Born: December 28, 1954

 

Booker T. Washington George Washington Carver Ida B. Wells Phillis Wheatley Oprah Winfrey
American Educator American Scientist American Journalist American Author American Host

Born: April 5, 1856
Died: November 14, 1915

Born: January 1, 1864
Died: January 5, 1943

Born: July 16, 1862
Died: March 25, 1931

Born: May 8, 1753
Died: December 5, 1784
Born: January 29, 1954