Arthur Ashe,
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Attended the university of California ~ above a tennis scholarship.

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Benjamin Banneker,
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Appointed by George Washington to survey land to come to be Washington, D.C..
Bessie Coleman,
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One that 13 children, died in an aircraft crash.
Ida Wells-Barnett,
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Teacher in Mississippi before she became a well-known journalist.
Joe Louis,
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World heavyweight boxing champion from 1937 come 1949.
Louis Armstrong,
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Well-known trumpet player, was recognized by the nickname "Satchmo."
Nat Turner,
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Led a Virginia slave rebellion in 1831.

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Oprah Winfrey,
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Worked as a TV news reporter.
Scott Joplin,
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Famous writer of piano music, was known as the "king that ragtime."
Langston Hughes,
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Wrote proud of black human being in books, poems, and plays
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