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<ul><li> 1. Black History Month Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise. I rise. I rise. ~Maya Angelou, "Still I Rise," And Still I RiseIf there is no struggle, there is no progress. ~Frederick Douglass The time is always right to do what is right. ~Martin Luther King,Jr. I had no idea that history was being made. I was just tired of giving up. ~Rosa Parks February 1, 2011</li></ul> <p> 2. Carter G. Woodson 1875 - 1950 Black History Month WeArePaid 2011 Founder of Negro History Week (now Black History Month) 2 3. Frederick Douglass(1817 1895)Black History Month WeArePaid 2011 Abolitionist, orator and writer who fought against slavery andfor women's rights. Douglass was the first African-American citizenappointed to high ranks in theU.S. government.3 4. The First Black Vote Black History Month WeArePaid 2011 Though there would be still so many rivers to cross and mountains to climb, this was indeed a glorious, inspiring, landmark event. We can sense the many years this gray-haired man has waited for this moment to cast his ballot. In line are others, including a military man. HARPER'S WEEKLY, November 16, 18674 5. Booker T. Washington 1856-1915Black History Month WeArePaid 2011 Founder of Tuskegee Normal School in Alabama (now Tuskegee University)5 6. George Washington Carver (1864-1943)Black History Month WeArePaid 2011 American scientist, educator, humanitarian, and former slave. Carver developed hundreds of products from peanuts, sweet potatoes, pecans, and soybeans; his discoveries greatly improved the agricultural output and the health of Southern farmers.6 7. W.E.B. DuBois 1868 -1963Black History Month WeArePaid 2011 First African American to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard University Co-Founder of the NAACP 7 8. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929-1968Black History Month WeArePaid 2011 National leader of the civil rights movement, leading boycotts andstaging protests against segregation in the South.8 9. Coretta Scott King 1927-2006 Black History Month WeArePaid 2011 Widow of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. andFounder of Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change9 10. Black History Month WeArePaid 2011 Malcolm X 1925-1965 World renowned African American/Pan-Africanist and human rights activist10 11. Thurgood Marshall (1908 1993) Black History Month WeArePaid 2011 First African American elevated to U.S. Supreme Court(1967-1991)11 12. Colin Powell Born 1937</p> <ul><li>First African American to serve as</li></ul> <ul><li>chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff</li></ul> <p>Black History Month WeArePaid 2011 12 13. Black History Month WeArePaid 2011 13 14. Sojourner Truth 1797-1883Black History Month WeArePaid 2011 Nationally known speaker on human rights for slaves and women14 15. Harriet Tubman (1820 - 1913)Black History Month WeArePaid 2011 Devoted her life to fighting slavery, helping slaves and ex-slaves,and championing the rights of women. An incredibly brave woman, she was known as the "Moses of her people." Conductor for the Underground Railroad who helped slaves flee to freedom in the North15 16. Mary McLeod Bethune 1875-1955 Black History Month WeArePaid 2011 Founder of Bethune-Cookman College16 17. Zora Neale Hurston 1891-1960Black History Month WeArePaid 2011 A novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist17 18. Rosa Parks 1913-2005 Black History Month WeArePaid 2011 "mother of the civil rights movement" 18 19. Shirley Chisholm (1924 - 2005)Black History Month WeArePaid 2011 First African-American woman elected to the US Congress.During her long political career, she fought for the rights of womenand minorities.19 20. Bessie Coleman (1893-1926)Black History Month WeArePaid 2011 First black female pilot and the first woman to receive aninternational pilot's license. 20 21. Mae C. Jemison NASA Astronaut (former)Black History Month WeArePaid 2011 First African-American Woman in Space21 22. Oprah Winfrey </p> <ul><li>First African-American woman</li></ul> <ul><li>to reach billionaire status </li></ul> <p>Black History Month WeArePaid 2011 22 23. Black History: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow Black History Month WeArePaid 2011 Thank You! 23 </p>