Black History Month

  1. 4. an American blues singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. He introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending, shimmering vibrato, and staccato picking that influenced many later blues electric guitar players.
  2. 6. American sociologist, socialist, historian, and Pan-Africanist civil rights activist. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts
  3. 8. an American activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott.
  4. 9. American Muslim minister and human rights activist who was a prominent figure during the civil rights movement. A spokesman for the Nation of Islam until 1964, he was a vocal advocate for Black empowerment and the promotion of Islam within the Black community
  5. 12. an American author who is considered the first African-American author of a published book of poetry
  6. 16. American memoirist, popular poet, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years.
  7. 17. an American investigative journalist, educator, and early leader in the civil rights movement.
  8. 18. an American abolitionist and social activist. Born into chattel slavery, She escaped and subsequently made some 13 missions to rescue approximately 70 similarly-enslaved people,
  9. 19. An American Baptist minister and activist, one of the most prominent leaders in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968.
  10. 20. an American agricultural scientist and inventor who promoted alternative crops to cotton and methods to prevent soil depletion. He was one of the most prominent black scientists of the early 20th century.
  1. 1. a United States Air Force general and commander of the World War II Tuskegee Airmen. He was the first African-American brigadier general in the USAF.
  2. 2. American author, anthropologist, and filmmaker. She portrayed racial struggles in the early-1900s American South and published research on hoodoo.
  3. 3. a Jamaican political activist, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator. He was the founder and first President-General of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League, through which he declared himself Provisional President of Africa.
  4. 5. an American educator, author, orator, and adviser to several presidents of the United States.
  5. 7. an enslaved African American man who, along with his wife, Harriet, unsuccessfully sued for freedom for themselves and their two daughters in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case of 1857
  6. 10. American diplomat and political scientist who is the current director of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University
  7. 11. an American politician, statesman, diplomat, and United States Army officer who served as the 65th United States Secretary of State from 2001 to 2005. He was the first African-American Secretary of State.
  8. 13. an American-born French dancer, singer and actress. Her career was centered primarily in Europe, mostly in her adopted France
  9. 14. an American retired politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the first African-American president of the United States.
  10. 15. American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri. One of the earliest innovators of the literary art form called jazz poetry,