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Nat Turner
Nat Turner (October 2, 1800 - November 11, 1831) was a United States slave whose 1831 slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia was ..

Martin Luther King, Jr
The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Ph.D., born Michael King, was a Nobel Laureate, Baptist minister, and African American civil rights activist

Benjamin Banneker
Benjamin Banneker was an African-American astronomer, clockmaker, and publisher, and was instrumental in surveying the District of Columbia

Elijah McCoy
Elijah J. McCoy (2 May, 1844 10 October, 1929) was an inventor. Elijah McCoy was born in Ontario, Canada..

Thurgood Marshall
Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908 January 24, 1993) was the first African-American justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou (born Marguerite Annie Johnson, April 4, 1928 St. Louis, MO) is considered one of the most eminent authors and poets

Booker T. Washington
Booker Talifero Washington (April 5, 1856 November 15, 1915) was an African American educator and author. He was born into slavery..

George Washington Carver
George Washington Carver was an African-American botanist who worked in agricultural extension in the southern U.S

Jesse Owens
Cleveland "Jesse" Owens (September 12, 1913 - March 31, 1980) was an African-American athlete and civic leader.

Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass was an American abolitionist, editor, orator, author, statesman and reformer

Sojourner Truth
Sojourner Truth (c. 17971883) was the self-given name, from 1843, of an American abolitionist born into slavery..

The Internet African American History Challenge
Based on the lives of Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Sojurner Truth and others this site is an Internet based curriculum enhancement tool for Black History education programs. The Internet African American History Challenge consists of test questions based on the lives of important 19th century African Americans. The questions are based on biographical profiles available at the web site of African Americans who have made major contributions to the political, religious and artistic life of America. This internet web site encourages the study of African American historical figures who have called America to be a better place.

Harriet Tubman - African American Historical Figures
Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman and Sojurner Truth are popular African American figures. The Bright Moments web site tells you about thesewell known figures as well as lesser known..

School Integration: Introduction
In 1954, the Supreme Court officially struck down the "separate but equal" doctrine of Plessy v. Ferguson in its Brown v. Board of Education..

Historic Contributions of Black Scientists and Engineers
A biography of black scientists and engineers.