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Black History Month 2017: Biographies

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 Malcolm X - The Official Website 

Malcolm XThe Official Web Site of Malcolm X has everything you want to know about this historical figure. Read his biography and read inspirational quotes from this talented speaker. Browse the photo gallery for pictures of Malcolm X throughout his life!

Barack Obama

Oprah Winfrey

From the Biography Channel: Oprah Winfrey 



The King Center

This website was "established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King, The King Center is the official, living memorial dedicated to the advancement of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader of America’s greatest nonviolent movement for justice, equality and peace." "In these web pages, you will find invaluable resources to become informed about Dr. King and the ongoing efforts to fulfill his great dream of the Beloved Community for America and the world..."


Rosa Parks

The Rosa Parks Story from the American Academy of Achievement

       Rosa Parks

"The American Academy of Achievement is like no other organization in the world. For more than 45 years, this unique non-profit entity has sparked the imagination of students across America and around the globe by bringing them into direct personal contact with the greatest thinkers and achievers of the age."  This biography of Rosa Parks is part of their extensive collection of materials on great achievers... 

George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver

"One of the 20th century's greatest scientists, George Washington Carver's influence is still being felt today. Rising from slavery to become one of the world's most respected and honored men, he devoted his life to understanding nature and the many uses for the simplest of plant life. He is best known for developing crop-rotation methods for conserving nutrients in soil and discovering hundreds of new uses for crops such as the peanut."  From the Great Idea Finder website

W.E.B. DuBois

 W.E.B. Du Bois founder of the NAACP

W.E.B. Du Bois

"William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (February 23, 1868 - August 27, 1963) was an American civil rights activist, leader, Pan-Africanist, sociologist, educator, historian, writer, editor, poet, and scholar. He became a naturalized citizen of Ghana in 1963 at the age of 95."

Maya Angelou

Continuing the Life Work of Maya Angelou

Dr. Maya Angelou

"Dr. Maya Angelou is one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. Hailed as a global renaissance woman, Dr. Angelou is a celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist."



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