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1 George Washington Carver

2 When and Where was he born
He was born on July 12, 1864 in Diamond Grove, Missouri. George was born right after slavery was abolished.

3 Early Life In 1874 he left the farm where he was born and eventually settled in Minneapolis, Kansas. He had to move because there were no schools for blacks. He said good-bye to his adopted parents, Susan and Moses Carter. He went to Minneapolis High School in Kansas.

4 Achievements His fame was based on his research of crops to cotton, such as peanuts and sweet potatoes. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce of Britain in George Washington Carver created over 100 products made from peanuts that were useful for the house and farm, including cosmetics, dyes, paints, plastics, gasoline, and nitroglycerin.

5 Interesting Facts About George Washington Carver
George Washington Carver was an American scientist, botanist, educator, and inventor whose studies and teaching revolutionized agriculture in the Southern United States. The most popular of his 44 bulletins farmers contained 105 food recipes that used peanuts.

6 When He Died George Washington Carver died on January 5, He was 79 years old when he died.

7 The Creators: Braxton Turner and Courtney Pye

8 Mae Jemison

9 She was born October 17,1956 in Decatur, Alabama. ss
When she was born. She was born October 17,1956 in Decatur, Alabama. ss

10 Facts about her early life
She was a maintenance supervisor for a charity organization. She graduated from Chicago’s Morgan Park High school. During high school she auditioned for the leading role of Maria in a play called the ‘’ West Side Story’’, and got the part of playing Maria.

11 Her achievements She got the Kirby Science Award in 1993.
She got the Turner Trumpet Award in 1993. She was in the National Woman's Hall of Fame in 1993. In 1988 she got the Teacher Award. In 1993 she was in the Peoples magazine’s “50 most beautiful people in the world.” Also in 2004 she was in the international space hall of fame.

12 Interesting Facts She traveled to the moon.
Time in space – 190 hr. 30 min. and 30 sec. She was in the TVs series show ‘’Star Trek’’. She was also very talented at acting and, traveling in space ships.

13 By: Jacquelyn King and Becca Romesburg.

14 Thurgood Marshall

15 He was born July 2, 1908 in Baltimore, Maryland.
When he was born He was born July 2, 1908 in Baltimore, Maryland.

16 Early Life His father William Marshall, instilled in him from youth an appreciation for the United States Constitution. After he graduated Fredrick Douglas High School in Baltimore,Thurgood Marshall went to an all male school at Lincoln University in Oxford, Pennsylvania. Among his many fellow classmates was the already renowned poet, Langston Hughes.

17 Interesting Facts It was Marshall who won the most important legal case of the century, Brown v. Board of Education, ending the legal segregation of black and white children in public schools. Marshall was the nations first African American Supreme Court Justice. He promoted affirmative action preferences, set asides and other race conscious policies. This was his remedy for the damage remaining from the nation’s history of slavery and racial bias. 17

18 What are his achievements?
He was accepted at Howard University Law School. He led a civil rights revolution in the 20th century that for ever changed the landscape of American society. But he is the least well known of the three leading black figures of this century. It was Marshall who ended segregation in the United States. He won court victories, breaking the color line in housing, transportation, and voting, all of which overturned the (Separate-but-Equal) apartheid of American life in the first half of the century.

19 When did he die? Thurgood Marshall died on January 24th After Marshall died there was still no authoritative, thorough account of his life and the impact of his work had on the nation.

20 By: Matthew Bushey, Jannell Benderman

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