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  • Ben Carson
    From Wikipedia Benjamin Solomon "Ben" Carson, Sr. (born September 18, 1951) is a retired American neurosurgeon. Born in Detroit, Michigan, and a graduate of Yale University and the University of Mich...
  • Prince Rogers Nelson (1958 - 2016)
    Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7, 1958), known by his mononym Prince , was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor. He produced ten platinum albums and thirty Top 40 singles du...
  • Barney Launcelot Ford (1822 - 1902)
    Colorado Pioneer, former slave and innkeeper. Colorado’s first great African-American was born a slave and is best known for his work to improve civil rights in early Colorado history. Joini...
  • Jupiter Hammon (1711 - c.1806)
    Jupiter Hammon (October 17, 1711 – before 1806) was a black poet who in 1761 became the first African-American writer to be published in the present-day United States. Additional poems and ser...
  • Septima Modestine Clark (1898 - 1987)
    Septima Poinsette Clark (May 3, 1898–December 15, 1987) was an American educator and civil rights activist. Clark developed the literacy and citizenship workshops that played an important role...