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Garrett Augustus Morgan Early Life Garrett A. Morgan was born on March 4, 1877, in Paris, Kentucky, to former slaves Sydney Morgan and Elizabeth Reed.

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2 Garrett Augustus Morgan

3 Early Life Garrett A. Morgan was born on March 4, 1877, in Paris, Kentucky, to former slaves Sydney Morgan and Elizabeth Reed Morgan. He was the seventh of eleven children. He spent his childhood attending school and working with his brothers and sisters on the family farm. When he was fourteen, he moved north to Cincinnati, Ohio in search of employment.

4 Achievements His first invention was a belt fastener for a sewing machine, which he designed while working for a clothing manufacturer. Driven and hardworking, in 1907 Morgan opened his own sewing machine business and later a clothing manufacturing business. After witnessing an accident involving a horse-pulled buggy and an automobile at a street intersection, Morgan put his creative problem solving talents to work and created the electric traffic light signal. Morgan received a patent for this invention in He sold rights to this invention to General Electric Company for $40,000 shortly afterwards.

5 Interesting Facts Garrett Augustus Morgan is best known for his invention of the automatic traffic signal. He also is the inventor of the gas mask, used by firemen in the early 1900s and by soldiers in W W 1. Morgan was an honorary member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter organization established for African Americans.

6 Death Garrett Augustus Morgan died on July 27, 1963.

7 Directed by: Cokie Young & Walter Moore Directed by: Cokie Young & Walter Moore Animation & design: Cokie & Walter Animation & design: Cokie & Walter Thanks To: Mrs. Chantrenne & Mrs. George Thanks To: Mrs. Chantrenne & Mrs. George

8 Rosa Parks “The choices you make in life ultimately determine your destiny.”

9 When she was born & early life Rosa Parks was born on February 4,1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. She went to Teachers college. Then she dropped out to take care of her grandmother. At that time her own mother took ill. Rosa Parks was born on February 4,1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. She went to Teachers college. Then she dropped out to take care of her grandmother. At that time her own mother took ill.

10 The Arrest Rosa got arrested on December 1, 1955 for refusing to move to the back of the bus.

11 Achievements In 1932 Rosa married Raymond Parks, a barber. In December 1943 Rosa became active in the Civil Rights Movement. A white man came up and talked to Rosa like a person not like a colored person. In 1932 Rosa married Raymond Parks, a barber. In December 1943 Rosa became active in the Civil Rights Movement. A white man came up and talked to Rosa like a person not like a colored person.

12 By: Morgan Faulkner And Ashley Swope By: Morgan Faulkner And Ashley Swope Thank You!

13 Thurgood Marshall The first African American to serve in the Supreme Court

14 Early Life Thurgood Marshall was born in 1908, in Baltimore, Maryland. His original name was Thoroughgood. He shortened his name to Thurgood in second grade. This is the Thurgood Marshall This is the Thurgood Marshall Memorial. Memorial.

15 What He Did He was a American Jurist. He was the first African American to serve the Supreme Court. Before becoming a judge, he was a lawyer, whom was remembered mostly for his high success rate in arguing before the Supreme Court and for the success in Brown v. Board of Education. He was a American Jurist. He was the first African American to serve the Supreme Court. Before becoming a judge, he was a lawyer, whom was remembered mostly for his high success rate in arguing before the Supreme Court and for the success in Brown v. Board of Education.

16 Some Facts When he completed high school in 1925, Thurgood followed his brother, William Aubrey Marshall, to the historically black Lincoln University in Chester County, Pennsylvania. In 1930, he applied to the University of Maryland Law School, but was denied admission because he was an African American. When he completed high school in 1925, Thurgood followed his brother, William Aubrey Marshall, to the historically black Lincoln University in Chester County, Pennsylvania. In 1930, he applied to the University of Maryland Law School, but was denied admission because he was an African American.

17 When He Died Right before graduation, he married his first wife, Vivian "Buster" Burey. Their twenty-five year marriage ended with her death from cancer in Thurgood Marshall died in Bethesda, Maryland on January 24, 1993.

18 Credits Created By: Created By: Keamorea Canty Keamorea Canty Cameron Cartwright Cameron Cartwright Thanks: Thanks: A thank you to Mrs. Chantrenne A thank you to Mrs. Chantrenne Thank you all for watching! Thank you all for watching!

19 Harriet Tubman

20 When and Where She was Born Harriet Tubman was born into a life of slavery in the year 1819 in Dorchester County, Maryland. Harriet Tubman was born into a life of slavery in the year 1819 in Dorchester County, Maryland.

21 Her Early Life Harriet was hired to be a slave laborer at the age of 5. When she was 15 she tried to help a run away slave. When the overseer found out, he hit her in the head with a lead weight, which put her in a coma. Harriet was hired to be a slave laborer at the age of 5. When she was 15 she tried to help a run away slave. When the overseer found out, he hit her in the head with a lead weight, which put her in a coma.

22 Her Achievements She helped run away slaves to get to freedom in an underground railroad. She helped run away slaves to get to freedom in an underground railroad. She helped over 300 slaves get to freedom. She helped over 300 slaves get to freedom. She turned her house into a hospital for slaves who got hurt. She turned her house into a hospital for slaves who got hurt.

23 Interesting Facts She got married at the age of 25 to a free African American man named John Tubman. She got married at the age of 25 to a free African American man named John Tubman. Five years later she made her escape to freedom in Canada. Five years later she made her escape to freedom in Canada. In 1851 she began relocating members of her family. In 1851 she began relocating members of her family.

24 When She Died She died on March 10, 1913 at the age of 93. She died on March 10, 1913 at the age of 93.

25 The Drinking Gourd Song Verse 1 Verse 1 When the sun goes back and the first quail calls, Follow the drinking gourd For the old man is a-waitin' for to carry you to freedom If you follow the drinking gourd. When the sun goes back and the first quail calls, Follow the drinking gourd For the old man is a-waitin' for to carry you to freedom If you follow the drinking gourd. Chorus Chorus Follow the drinking gourd; Follow the drinking gourd. For the old man is a-waitin' Follow the drinking gourd; Follow the drinking gourd. For the old man is a-waitin' For to carry you to freedom If you follow the drinking gourd. For to carry you to freedom If you follow the drinking gourd. Verse 2 Verse 2 The river bed makes a mighty fine road. Dead trees to show you the way. And it's left foot, peg foot, traveling on Follow the drinking gourd. The river bed makes a mighty fine road. Dead trees to show you the way. And it's left foot, peg foot, traveling on Follow the drinking gourd. Chorus Chorus Follow the drinking gourd; Follow the drinking gourd. For the old man is a-waitin' Follow the drinking gourd; Follow the drinking gourd. For the old man is a-waitin' For to carry you to freedom If you follow the drinking gourd. For to carry you to freedom If you follow the drinking gourd. Verse 3 Verse 3 The river ends between two hills. Follow the drinking gourd. The river ends between two hills. Follow the drinking gourd. There's another river on the other side. Follow the drinking gourd. There's another river on the other side. Follow the drinking gourd. Chorus Chorus Follow the drinking gourd; Follow the drinking gourd. For the old man is a-waitin' Follow the drinking gourd; Follow the drinking gourd. For the old man is a-waitin' For to carry you to freedom If you follow the drinking gourd. For to carry you to freedom If you follow the drinking gourd.

26 The Creators Adrianna Davis Diamond Davis Haven Gonzalez

27 Mae Jemison The 1st African-American women in space.

28 It’s a baby Mae Jemison was born in Decatur, Alabama on October 17, She was the youngest of 3 children. Mae moved to Chicago when she was only 3.

29 Early Life Mae’s family moved to Chicago to look for a better chance for education. Mae’s uncle introduced her to science. She went to Stanford University at the age of 16 and graduated in 1977.

30 Mae JEMISON’S Best Achievements Mae graduated with a diploma in In September 1992, Mae was the1 st African-American woman in space.

31 Cool Facts Mae can speak 4 different languages. (Russian, Japanese, Swahili, and English.) Mae’s full name is Mae Carol Jemison. Mae worked for NASA before leaving for space. Right now Mae is 52 years old. Mae also has her own biography.

32 Credits This slide show was made by: Cane Buie Ashley Freyler Sydney Sproul

33 Hope you enjoyed our slide show! (about Mae Jemison)

34 Rosa Parks Mother of the Civil Rights Movement

35 When and Where She Was Born Rosa Parks was born in Tuskegee, Alabama on February 4, Rosa Parks was born in Tuskegee, Alabama on February 4, 1913.

36 Her Early Life HHHHer parents were separated when she was two years old. SSSShe moved with her mother and brother to her grandparent’s farm. HHHHer mother home schooled her, until she was eleven, then she attended the Montgomery Industrial School for Girls.

37 Her Achievements Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger, her lonely act of defiance began a movement that ended legal segregation. Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger, her lonely act of defiance began a movement that ended legal segregation.

38 Interesting Facts Her birth name is really Rosa Lee Louise McCauley. Mrs. Parks was a seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama. She married Raymond Parks who was a barber. They were active in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

39 When Rosa Parks Died Rosa Parks died on October 24, 2005 at the age of 92.

40 That was our presentation on Rosa Parks. That was our presentation on Rosa Parks. By: Shelby and Deondra By: Shelby and Deondra


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