Presentation on theme: " Considered one of the greatest athletes in boxing history. In 1960, he won a spot on the U.S. Olympic boxing team. Well known for his foot work."— Presentation transcript:
Considered one of the greatest athletes in boxing history. In 1960, he won a spot on the U.S. Olympic boxing team. Well known for his foot work and for having a powerful punch. After his Olympic win, he was signaled as an American hero. Took heavyweight champion of the world in 1964. He was doing some spiritual searching and decided to join the black Muslim group. Changed his name to Muhammad Ali.
He was a tennis player. Became the first and is still the only African American tennis player to win the U.S Open and Wimbledon. He is the first black American to be ranked No. 1 in the world. Helped raise awareness for AIDS dieses.
He played with the Dodgers for a decade He made advancements in the cause of civil rights for black athletes. He was the first African American to play in the major league baseball. 1942 to 1944, he served as a second lieutenant in the United States Army.
Alex was an African American writer. He wrote about the struggles that African Americans faced. He wrote letters on his typewriter while he was on a boat during World War 2. That’s how he began writing.
He was and activist and a scholar. He was one of the most important African American activists during the first half of the 20 th century. He co-founded NAACP and supported Pan-Africanism. He became the first African American to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard University. He wrote extensively and was the best known spokesperson for African-American rights.
He gave the “I Have A Dream” speech. He was a minister and a civil rights activist. He led the Civil Rights Movement for many years. MLK had a seismic impact on race relations. He played a vital role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the South and other areas of the nation. He is remembered as one of the most applauded African- American leaders in history.
She was a civil rights activist. Known as “the mother of the freedom movement” And she is also known as “the first lady of civil rights Fought to end segregation. Refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white passenger.