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2003

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Feb

3

Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou

Poet

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Ronald McNair

Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald

Jazz Vocalist

Ralph Bunche
Ralph Bunche

Awarded 1950 Nobel Peace Prize

James
James "Cool Papa" Bell

Baseball Hall of Fame

 
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Feb

4

James Baldwin
James Baldwin

Author

Mae Jemison
Mae Jemison

First African-American Female in Space

Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong

Jazz Trumpeter

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Rosa Parks

Roy Campanella
Roy Campanella

Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame

 
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Feb

5

Romare Bearden
Romare Bearden

Artist

Guy Bluford
Guy Bluford

Astronaut

Pearl Bailey
Pearl Bailey

Popular Singer

Shirley Chisholm
Shirley Chisholm

Stateswomen

Hank Aaron
Hank Aaron

Baseball Hall of Fame

 
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Feb

6

Anne Spencer
Anne Spencer

Poet

Charles Bolden
Charles Bolden

Astronaut

Bob Marley
Bob Marley

Popular Singer

Ella Josephine Baker
Ella Josephine Baker

Civil Rights Leader

Wilt Chamberlain
Wilt Chamberlain

Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame

 
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Feb

7

Christopher Paul Curtis
Christopher Paul Curtis

yaauthorWinner of the 2000 Newbery Award for Bud, Not Buddy

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Hazel Johnson-Brown

Count Basie
Count Basie

Composer/Conductor

W.E.B. Du Bois
W.E.B. Du Bois

Scholar

Ernie Davis
Ernie Davis

1961 Heisman Trophy Winner

 
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Feb

10

Ralph Waldo Ellison
Ralph Waldo Ellison

Author

Alexa Canady
Alexa Canady

Physician

Clarence
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

Jazz Musician

Charles Evers
Charles Evers

Politician/Social Leader

Andrew
Andrew "Rube" Foster

Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame

 
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Feb

11

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Virginia Hamilton

Young-adult Author

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Benjamin Solomon Carson

Physician

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Bill Cosby

Comedian/Actor

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Scholar

Walter Payton
Walter Payton

Member of the Football Hall of Fame

 
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Feb

12

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Jacqueline Woodson

Author for Young Adults

George Washington Carver
George Washington Carver

Scientist

Dorothy Dandridge
Dorothy Dandridge

Actor

Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln

The American Presidency

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Bill Russell

Basketball Hall of Fame

 
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Feb

13

Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes

Author

Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.

Military Leader

Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee
Ruby Dee
Ossie Davis

Actors and Social Activists

Barbara Jordan
Barbara Jordan

Stateswoman

Eddie Robinson
Eddie Robinson

Winningest Coach in College Football History

 
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Feb

14

Zora Neale Hurston
Zora Neale Hurston

Author

Elijah McCoy
Elijah McCoy

Canadian-born Inventor

Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington

Composer/Conductor

Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass

Advocate for Human Rights and Civil Rights

Jesse Owens
Jesse Owens

Track and Field Champion at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin

 
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Feb

17

Gordon Parks
Gordon Parks

Photographer

Earl G. Graves, Sr.
Earl G. Graves, Sr.

Business Leader

Marian Anderson
Marian Anderson

Opera Singer

Mickey Leland
Mickey Leland

Social and Political Leader

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Michael Jordan

Basketball Player

 
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Feb

18

Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison

1993 Nobel Laureate for Literature

Henry Aaron Hill
Henry Aaron Hill

Chemist

Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin

Popular Singer

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Condoleezza Rice

U.S. Government

Bill Pickett
Bill Pickett

Rodeo Cowboy

 
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Feb

19

Hale Woodruff
Hale Woodruff

Artist

Mary Elizabeth Bowser
Mary Elizabeth Bowser

Union Spy in the American Civil War

Dick Gregory
Dick Gregory

Comedian/Social Activist

Thurgood Marshall
Thurgood Marshall

First African-American Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court

Joe Louis
Joe Louis

International Boxing Hall of Fame

 
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Feb

20

Gloria & Jerry Pinkney
Gloria & Jerry Pinkney

Crispus Attucks
Crispus Attucks

Martyr of the Boston Massacre

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Scott Joplin

Mary McLeod Bethune
Mary McLeod Bethune

Educator

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Wilma Rudolph

 
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Feb

21

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Phyllis Wheatley

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Lewis Latimer

Inventors & Inventions

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Spike Lee

Filmmaker

Malcolm X
Malcolm X

U.S. Civil Rights Leader

Florence Griffith Joyner
Florence Griffith Joyner

USA Track and Field Hall of Fame

 
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Feb

24

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August Wilson

1987 Pulitzer Prize for Fences 1990 Pulitzer Prize for The Piano Lesson 1987 Tony Award for Fences

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Tuskegee Airmen

Inventor

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The Marsalis Family

Musicians

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Sojourner Truth

Human Rights/Civil Rights

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Muhammad Ali

International Boxing Hall of Fame

 
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Feb

25

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Carter Woodson

Historian

Benjamin Banneker
Benjamin Banneker

Mathematician

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W.C. Handy

Composer

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Harriet Tubman

Human Rights

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Lenny Wilkens

Member of the Baketball Hall of Fame

 
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Feb

26

Jupiter Hammon
Jupiter Hammon

Author/Poet

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Colin Powell

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Paul Robeson

Actor

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Laureate of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize

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Serena and Venus Williams

Serena WilliamsVenus Williams

 
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Feb

27

Picture Richard Wright
Richard Wright

Author

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Granville Woods

Inventor

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Oprah Winfrey

Talk Show Host

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Andrew Young

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Tiger Woods

Golfer

 
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Feb

28

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Javaka Steptoe

Young-adult Author

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Norbert Rillieux

Inventor

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Keshia Knight Pulliam

Actor

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Elijah Muhammad

Religious Leader

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Jackie Robinson

Baseball Hall of Fame

 
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This guide last edited 02/24/2003