African American History 
African American Roots  
Trans Atlantic Slave Trade 
Slavery in British North America 
The Revolutionary War  
The First Emancipation 
The Cotton Kingdom    
Nat Turner's Rebellion  
The Dred Scott Decision 
The Abolitionists 
The Civil War
Jim Crow Laws  
The Great Migration
The Harlem Renaissance  
Rosewood Florida 
The UNIA   
Rosa Parks   
Voting Rights  
Black Nationalism   
The Nation of Islam   
African American Culture   
Urbanization and Black Mayors
I've Got A Dream Speech

African American Artists
Maya Angelou  
Marian Anderson  
Louis Armstrong 
James Baldwin  
Imamu Amiri Baraka
Count Basie
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Harry Belafonte   
Gwendolyn Bennett
Chuck Berry
Bobby "Blue" Bland
Ed Bradley  
Gwendolyn Brooks
James Brown
William Wells Brown
Octavia Butler
Cab Calloway 
Diahann Carroll
Benny Carter
Ray Charles
Don Cheadle
Charles W. Chesnutt
Nat King Cole 
John Coltrane  
Sam Cooke 
Bill Cosby  
Countee Cullen  
Dorothy Dandridge
Miles Davis
Sammy Davis, Jr.  
Ruby Dee
Thornton Dial
Rita Dove  
W. E. B. Du Bois 
Paul Laurence Dunbar    
Duke Ellington
Ralph Ellison 
Olaudah Equiano 
Jessie Fauset  
Laurence Fishburne
Ella Fitzgerald
Florida Highwaymen
Aretha Franklin 
Morgan Freeman 
Ernest Gaines  
Marvin Gaye 
Dizzy Gillespie    
Nikki Giovanni
Alex Haley  
W.C. Handy  
Lorraine Hansberry  
Robert Hayden  
Jimi Hendrix
Lauryn Hill
Billie Holiday
Bell Hooks
Gregory Hines  
Lena Horne  
Langston Hughes  
Zora Hurston  
Mahalia Jackson  
Michael Jackson
Samuel Jackson  
James Weldon Johnson 
Quincy Jones
B.B. King    
Eartha Kitt
Jacob Lawrence
Spike Lee  
LL Cool J 
Robert C Maynard
Hattie McDaniel   
Claude McKay    
Terry McMillian    
Toni Morrison    
Jelly Roll Morton   
Walter Mosley   
Charlie Parker 
Tyler Perry
Horace Pippin  
Sidney Poitier  
Bessie Smith
Henry Ossawa Tanner
Lucy Terry   
Wallace Thurman  
Jean Toomer   
Cicily Tyson   
James Van Der Zee   
Ben Vereen   
Alice Walker
"Fats" Waller
Denzel Washington
Dorothy West    
Phillis Wheatley    
August Wilson   
Harriet Wilson    
Oprah Winfrey   
Richard Wright
Civil Rights
Ralph Abernathy        
Ida Bell Wells-Barnett 
Daisy Bates    
Geoffrey Canada   
Angela Davis  
Frederick Douglass    
Medgar Evers   
Louis Farrakhan  
Marcus Garvey 
Fannie Lou Hamer  
Eleanor Holmes   
Roy Innis   
Jesse Jackson   
Malcolm X    
Coretta Scott King   
Martin Luther King Jr.
John Lewis  
Kweisi Mfume  
Floyd B McKissick  
James Meredith 
Anne Moody  
Elijah Muhammad  
Huey Newton    
Rosa Parks   
Philip Randolph    
Bobby Seale   
Al Sharpton    
Percy Sutton 
Sojourner Truth   
Harriet Tubman     
Denmark Vesey 
Booker T Washington     
Walter Francis White    
Myrlie Evers-Williams   
Andrew Young

Civil Rights Speeches
Aint I a Woman? (Truth)
Atlanta Compromise (Washington)
I Have a Dream (King)
I've Been to the Mountaintop (King)
Who Then Will Speak for the Common Good? (BJ)
2004 Barak Obama Keynote Speech (BO)

African American Politicians
Charlotta A. Bass  
Mary McLeod Bethune  
Julian Bond  
Carol Moseley Braun        
Edward Brooke 
Ron Brown  
Blanche Kelso Bruce  
Ralph Bunche   
Jennifer Carroll   
Shirley Chisholm    
Johnnie Cochran    
Jim Clyburn    
Deval Patrick
David Dinkins 
Roberts Harris
Eric Holder  
Benjamin Hooks 
Barbara Jordan  
Thurgood Marshall      
Constance Baker Motley   
Barack Obama
Michelle Obama
David Paterson   
Adam Clayton Powell Jr.    
Charles Rangel  
Hiriam R. Revels    
Condoleezza Rice    
Susan Rice   
Michael Steele    
Clarence Thomas   
Alexander Twilight  
Robert Weaver    
Douglas Wilder

African American Scientists
Benjamin Banneker 
Janet Emerson Bashen   
Patricia Bath 
Miriam E. Benjamin   
Andrew Jackson Beard  
Henry Blair 
Bessie Blount   
Charles Brooks  
George Washington Carver 
George Carruthers   
Benjamin S. Carson  
Emmett W. Chappelle       
David Crosthwait  
Ronald Demon  
Dr. Charles Richard Drew  
Thomas Elkins 
Philip Emeagwali
Thomas Jennings
Frederick Jones    
Percy Julian 
Dr. Ernest Everett Just 
Roscoe Koontz   
Lewis H. Latimer  
Jan Ernst Matzeliger    
Elijah McCoy  
Alexander Miles  
Garrett Morgan       
Derrick Pitts  
Norbert Rillieux  
Louis Roberts   
Cordell Reed
Henry Sampson        
Valerie Thomas  
Neil deGrasse Tyson  
Madame Walker  
James Edward West  
Doctor Daniel Hale Williams  
Joseph Winters  
Dudley Weldon Woodard
Granville T. Woods

War Heroes
761st Tank Battalion
James Armistead
First Lieutenant Vernon J. Baker
Rear Admiral Barry C. Black 
Major General Charles F. Bolden, Jr.
Corporal Buddie Branch   
Vice Admiral David L. Brewer III   
Rear Admiral Erroll M. Brown  
Staff Sergeant Edward A. Carter, Jr.
Brigadier General Roscoe C. Cartwright
Rear Admiral Osie V. Combs  
Four Star General Benjamin Davis   
Major General Arnold Fields  
Rear Admiral Lillian Fishburne  
First Lieutenant John R. Fox   
Vice Admiral Samuel Gravely, Jr.  
Major General James F. Hamlet
Harlem Hellfighters 
Four Star General Daniel James Jr.  
Private First Class Willy F. James, Jr. 
Corporal Harry Johns   
Major Robert H. Lawrence, Jr. 
Staff Sergeant Aubrey L. McDade, Jr.   
Vice-Admiral Ed Moore  
Four Star General Lloyd W. Newton   
Captain Joseph N. Peterson  
General Colin Powell  
Captain Ronald A. Radcliffe  
Admiral J. Paul Reason  
Four Star General Edward A. Rice Jr.  
Staff Sergeant Ruben Rivers 
Clifford Chester Sims
Robert Smalls
Major General Clifford L. Stanley  
Tuskegee Airmen  
Lieutenant Colonel Merryl Tengesdal 
Captain Charles L. Thomas     
Private George Watson  
Major General Leo V. Williams, III
Colonel Charles Young

African American Athletes
Muhammad Ali
Henry Aaron  
Henry Armstrong  
Arthur Ashe  
Don Barksdale  
Bob Beamon
John Carlos
Wilt Chamberlain 
Roberto Clemente  
Alice Coachman  
Ernie Davis  
Julius Erving  
George Foreman  
Rube Foster   
Cito Gaston  
Althea Gibson  
Josh Gibson 
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar  
Bo Jackson
Jack Johnson
Magic Johnson  
Rafer Johnson  
Michael Jordan  
Florence Griffith-Joyner  
Ray Kemp  
Jackie Joyner-Kersee  
Willie Lanier  
Carl Lewis   
Joe Louis   
Willie Mays  
Cheryl Miller  
Edwin Moses 
Marion Motley  
Jesse Owens  
Satchel Paige  
Walter Payton 
Jerry Rice
Oscar Robertson  
Eddie Robinson  
Frank Robinson  
Jackie Robinson  
Sugar Ray Robinson  
Wilma Rudolph  
Bill Russell
Charlie Sifford
Tommy Smith  
Debi Thomas
Doug Williams   
Serena Williams  
Venus Williams  
Tiger Woods  
Buddy Young

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