I was an African-American minister who worked to gain equal rights for all people in the United States. I used peaceful ways to show that all people should be treated fairly. I wrote and presented a speech called, “I have a dream…” that explained why all people should have rights. Who am I?
I believed that all people should be treated fairly. I was sitting on a public bus in Alabama and was asked to give up my seat to another person. I refused. I felt that I had the same right to sit in that seat as the other person. I worked very hard to change laws so that all people would have equal rights. Who am I?
I discovered electricity a long time ago. Being careful, I stood in a thunderstorm holding a key tied to a kite. I proved that electricity was found in lightning. I loved reading books. I also started the first library and the first volunteer fire department in North America. Who am I?
I was born in Virginia and later became the first President of the United States of America. I established a republican (representative) form of government. I helped establish the basic principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for our new nation. I am known as the Father of our Country. Who am I?
I became the first African-American baseball player in the major leagues. Because of my talents and beliefs in equal rights for all, I helped bring about new opportunities for other African Americans. Who am I?
I helped bring about positive changes in our country. I was a lawyer who defended people at a time when not all people were treated fairly, or had equal rights. Because of all my hard work, I became the first African- American Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Who am I?