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1 Mrs. Jacob’s Third Grade Class
Famous People Mrs. Jacob’s Third Grade Class

2 zora neale hurston By: Amanda

3 Personal facts Born on January 7, 1891, in Eatonville, Florida.
Mother, father a preacher, and a stepmother Howard University (college) in Washington D.C. Died January 28, 1960, in Fort Pierce, Florida.

4 Important Contributions
Writer and Storyteller She won a writing contest.

5 Carter G. Woodson By: Clint

6 Personal facts Born December 19,1875, in Virginia. Son of slaves
Graduated from high school at age 22. Doctorate Degree from Harvard in 1912. Died April 3,1950, in Washington, D.C.

7 Important Contributions
Teach others Principal , College Dean Father of Negro History Helped February become Black History Month NAACP Spingard Medal in 1926


9 Personal Facts Born in 1856 in Virginia
He had a brother named John and a sister named Amanda. He went to Hampton Institute when he was 16. Married three times. Died in 1915 in Tuskegee, Alabama.

10 Important Contributions
He taught in a rural school. Leader of Tuskegee Institute from 1881 to 1915. Founded the National Negro Business League. Won a Harvard honorary degree in1891.

11 Harriet tubman By: Sabrah

12 Personal facts Born in 1820 in Dorchester County Maryland.
She was a slave. She did not go to school. She died March 10,1913, in Auburn.

13 Important Contributions
She led slaves to freedom.

14 Louis Armstrong By: Austin

15 Personal Facts Born on July 4, 1900, in New Orleans, Louisiana
He had a mom, dad, grandma ,and sister No education, reform school Died July 6,1971

16 Important Contributions
Jazz musician Coronet and trumpet player for playing jazz Many awards

17 Madam c.j. walker By: Marcella

18 Personal facts Born on December 23,1867 She was a slave.
She had 3 brothers and sisters. Died on May 25,1919

19 Important Contributions
Self-made millionaire She made a product that helped black and white people’s hair grow. She made a special cream for hands.

20 Marian anderson By:Consuelo

21 Personal facts Born on February 27, 1897 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Marian grew up in the house at 762 Marian Street. She went to school to learn how to sing. She died on April 8,1993.

22 Important Contributions
First African American singer to perform with the Metropolitan opera. She helped others by teaching them how to sing. Presidential Medal of Freedom. Congressional medal of honor.

23 Mary mcleod bethune By: Shyan

24 Personal facts Born on July 10,1875, in Mayesville, South Carolina.
She had a lot of brothers and sisters, and they picked cotton. She went to Scotia Seminary. She died of a heart attack on May 18,1955.

25 Important Contributions
She started her own school. She learned how to read . She won the NAACP‘s Spingard medal. Started Bethune-Cookman College.

26 mary church terrell By: Sarah

27 Personal facts Born on September 23,1863, in Memphis, Tennessee.
She was an only child. She was sent to a different state. She died in1954 in Annapolis, Maryland.

28 Important Contributions
She worked for equal rights for African Americans.

29 Paul robeson By: Angel

30 Personal facts Born on April 9, 1898, in New Jersey.
His brothers and sisters helped him with his speech class. He was strong and a good football player. He went to Rutgers College. He died January 23 ,1967 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

31 Important Contributions
Singer, actor Civil rights activist NAACP Spingarn Medal, 1945 Spoke more than 20 languages.

32 Ralph j. bunche By: Ryan

33 Personal facts Born August 7, 1904, in Detroit Michigan .
He liked to play basketball . He went to Jefferson High School and to Harvard University. He helped the Army . Died December 9, 1971, in New York.

34 Important Contributions
In 1963, he won the Medal of Freedom. He won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Key Prize, and the Ring Prize. He helped the poor. He received many honorary degrees.

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