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30 Remarkable African American Heroes You Might Not Have Known About

30 Remarkable African American Heroes You Might Not Have Known About

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#1 Claudette Colvin - Refused To Give Up Her Bus Seat To A White Woman In 1955

#2 Shirley Chisholm - The First Black Woman To Be Elected To The United States Congress

#3 Jane Bolin - The First Black Judge In The US

#4 James Baldwin - Artist Who Explored The Subject Of Race

#5 Henrietta Lacks - Woman Whose Cancer Cell Samples Played A Huge Role In Medical Research

#6 Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler - The First African American Woman To Become A Doctor Of Medicine In The US

#7 Mae C. Jemison - The First African American Female Astronaut

#8 George Washington Carver - The First African American To Earn A Bachelor Of Science Degree

#9 Daisy Lee Gatson Bates - Became An Advocate For A Group Of 9 Black Students Known As “The Little Rock Nine” And Fought For Their Right To Attend An All-White High School

#10 Prince - One Of The Greatest Musicians Of His Generation Who Pioneered The Minneapolis Sound

#11 Ruby Bridges - The First African-American Child To Desegregate The All-White William Frantz Elementary School In Louisiana In 1960

#12 Gladys Bentley - Prominent Blues Singer

#13 Kimberly Bryant - Founded A Non-Profit Organization "Black Girls Code" Teaching Basic Programming Concepts To Black Girls

#14 Matthew Henson - One Of The First Two People To Ever Reach The North Pole

#15 Alice Allison Dunnigan - The First Black Woman To Serve As A White House Correspondent

#16 Benjamin O. Davis Sr. - The US' First Black General

#17 Mary Ellen Pleasant - One Of The First African-American Female Self-Made Millionaires In The Us

#18 Edward Alexander Bouchet - The First African American To Earn A Ph.d. From An American University

#19 John Horse - Fought For The Freedom Of The Seminole People

#20 John Lewis - Civil Rights Activist

#21 Stormé Delarverie - A Gay Civil Rights Icon

#22 Audre Lorde - A Civil Rights Activist

#23 Tarana Burke - The Founder Of The #metoo Movement

#24 Shirley Weber - The First African American Person To Serve As California Secretary Of State

#25 Jesse Owens - Track And Field Athlete Who Set 3 World Records

#26 Stacey Abrams - The First Black Woman To Become The Gubernatorial Nominee For A Major Party In The Us

#27 Alvin Ailey - The Founder Of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

#28 Langston Hughes - The Leader Of The Harlem Renaissance

#29 Brehanna Daniels - The First Black Female Tire Changer In Nascar

#30 Claressa Gwoat Shields - Arguably The Greatest Female Boxer Of All-Time

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