Black History Month

  1. 7. She was a freed slave who created and was a conductor on the Underground Railroad
  2. 8. He was an African American singer songwriter who revolutionized the Blues Guitar
  3. 10. He was the founder of the "Universal Negro Improvement Association" or UNIA
  4. 12. She fought for women's suffrage and Anti-Lynch laws and wrote a pamphlet titled "Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases"
  5. 13. He was the leader of the "Dred Scott Case" which addressed the moral and political struggle that in those years was threatening to tear the United States apart
  6. 14. He was the first commander of an integrated fighter wing and became the first African American general in the Air Force
  7. 15. He was the first African American to revieve a PhD from Harvard University and became the NAACP's director of publicity
  8. 16. She was a steeple figure in the Montgomery Bus Boycott by refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger
  9. 18. She was a writer and anthropologist who rallied for civil rights and wrote the book "Their Eyes Were Watching God"
  1. 1. He wrote many famous short poems for civil rights and was a steeple figure in the Harlem Renaissance
  2. 2. She was the first female African American secretary of state and the first woman to serve as national security advisor
  3. 3. He was the first African American Secretary of State
  4. 4. He founded a research center and established agricultural expansion in Alabama
  5. 5. She was a poet who was the first American slave and only the third colonial American woman to have her work published
  6. 6. He was a leader in civil rights who had a similar approach to MLK but had the approach that they must fight segregation by "any means necessary"
  7. 8. He founded the Tuskegee Institute and was a dedicated educator
  8. 9. He was America's first African American president
  9. 10. He fought and died to achieve equal rights. He is most famous for his "I Have a Dream" speech
  10. 11. She was the first African American women to star in a silent film and refused to perform for segregated audiences
  11. 17. She was Hollywood's first African American director and wrote the book "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"