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1 Researching Individuals That Are Important to African American History By The Students From G-51

2  Many important individuals have struggled throughout our Nation’s history to become an inspiration to others. The students in Room G-51 would like to honor many African Americans to celebrate Black History Month. Importance of Remembrance

3  Famous for his work with peanuts. Caver would discover hundreds of ways to help farmers all over the world. He was important because he helped inspire many African Americans. George Washington Caver (January 1864-Jaunary 5, 1943) By: G. Gomez

4  Jesse Owens (September 12, 1913-1980) By: D. Lora & C. Morales-Cortes Known as one of the fastest men alive. Jesse Owens would dominate the collegiate track and field level. He was the first athlete to win four gold medals in a single Olympic.

5  Oprah Winfrey (January 29, 1954) Oprah become famous as a talk show host, but is known for her generosity. She uses her money to help many people in the world. She has been ranked the richest African American of all time and the greatest black philanthropist in American history. By: G.Echaverria & S. Ramos

6  Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919-October 24, 1972) The first African American to play for Major League Baseball. He had to over come racial boundaries because he was black. Many white fans didn’t want him playing with the Dodgers. Robinson would beat this hate by being one of the greatest players of all time. By: L. Nunez & C. Jorge

7 Mae Jemison (October 17, 1956) Mae Jemison is a hard working woman who was a successful student all her life. She became a doctor and had devoted her time giving support to poor countries in Africa for the Peace Corp. She had a goal to one day go into outer space. She would achieve this dream by being the first African American woman to become an astronaut for NASA’s Space Program. By: D. Estevez

8  Muhammad Ali (January 17, 1942) By: D. Cruz Muhammad Ali not only was a great boxer, but an inspiration to many African Americans. He not only fought in the ring but for Civil Rights by protesting the Vietnam War.

9  Queen Latifah (March 18, 1970) Dana Owens, known as Queen Latifah took on this new name as a trade mark for her rap career. As a spokesman for women’s rights and integrity, she has developed into an icon for this and the next generation. By: A. Ramirez

10  Jim Brown (February 17, 1936) By: A. Gotay Jim Brown was one of the best football players that ever played. He left football to become an actor and speaks to young kids about being responsible citizens. Jim Brown talks to teenagers about staying out of gangs.

11  Rosa Parks (February 4, 1913- October 24, 2005) When she refused to move to the back of a segregated bus, Rosa Parks will start a boycott that would change Montgomery, Alabama. Ms. Parks will be known as “ The First Lady of the Civil Rights Movement ” By: K. Mendoza

12  Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928) Maya Angelou is one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. She would use her popularity as a major influence during the civil rights movement. Maya Angelou is an awesome poet.

13  Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 assassinated April 4, 1968) By: J. Perez-Mercado One of the most important and influential figures in American History. Dr. King was face of Civil Rights movement and his words and actions are still viewed as in inspiration to all.

14 Importance Of Equality For All.

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