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An is for Maya Angelou. A standout amongst the most critical wellsprings of Angelou\'s acclaim in the mid 1990s was President Bill Clinton\'s welcome to compose and read the first inaugural ballad in decades. Americans all over the nation viewed the six-foot-tall, carefully dressed lady as she read her sonnet for the new president on January 20, 1993. \"On the Pulse of Morning,\" which starts \"A Rock, A River,
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African Americans from beginning to end A Celebration of Black History Month

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An is for Maya Angelou One of the most imperative wellsprings of Angelou\'s distinction in the mid 1990s was President Bill Clinton\'s welcome to compose and read the principal inaugural lyric in decades. Americans the whole way across the nation viewed the six-foot-tall, exquisitely dressed lady as she read her lyric for the new president on January 20, 1993. "On the Pulse of Morning," which starts "A Rock, A River, A Tree," calls for peace, racial and religious agreement, and social equity for individuals of various sources, wages, sexes, and sexual introductions. It reviews the social equality development, and Dr. Martin Luther King\'s acclaimed "I have a dream" discourse as it urges America to "Give birth once more/To the Dream" of fairness.

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B is for Charles Bolden Astronaut Born: Columbia, SC US Naval Academy Univ. of Southern Cal "I strolled into NASA control and there were no dark controllers. There are presently. I figure I bit my lip at the time, yet I learned it was not NASA\'s blame. Blacks simply didn\'t have any significant bearing, so when I converse with youngsters, I instruct them to get with it."

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C is for George Washington Carver The improvement of peanuts and sweet potatoes from business products to driving yields in the South amid Carver\'s profession was credited to his show of their potential outcomes. In a lab at Tuskegee, furnished generally with ad libbed hardware gathered from waste heaps, he started around 1915 to create extraordinary displays of nut items that in the long run incorporated nearly 325 things, running from refreshments, blended pickles, and dinner to wood fillers, ink, and engineered elastic.

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D is for Duke Ellington Duke Ellington is by and large thought to be the most critical and productive arranger in jazz history. Albeit the vast majority of his works were recorded by his symphony, their correct number is obscure. Gauges propose somewhere in the range of two thousand structures, including many instrumental pieces, prevalent melodies, extensive scale suites, a few melodic comedies, different film scores, and an unfinished musical drama, "Boola."

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E is for Julius Erving Professional ball player, Virginia Squires (ABA), 1971-73; New York Nets (ABA), 1973-76; Philadelphia 76ers (NBA), 1976-87. Official VP, Orlando Magic, 1997-. In 1993 he was chosen to the Basketball Hall of Fame, and in 1994, as a feature of its 40th commemoration, Sports Illustrated named him to a rundown of its 40 most critical competitors. In 1996, as the NBA praised its 50th commemoration, Erving was a simple decision for one of the main 50 players ever.

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F is for Aretha Franklin\'s first collection for Atlantic, I Never Loved a Man (the Way I Love You), was discharged in 1967, and a few hit-filled LPs took after. Amid this significant period she appreciated a progression of crush singles that incorporated the romping "Baby I Love You," the beating groove "Chain of Fools," the supercharged "Think," (which she composed), the delicate "(You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman," and a rankling interpretation of Otis Redding\'s "Respect."The last two would turn into Franklin\'s mark tunes.

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G is for Nikki Giovanni One of the best-known African American artists to achieve unmistakable quality amid the late 1960s and mid 1970s, Nikki Giovanni has kept on making lyrics that incorporate an existence completely experienced. Her one of a kind and smart verses vouch for her own developing mindfulness and encounters as a lady of shading: from kid to young lady, from gullible school first year recruit to prepared social liberties lobbyist, and from little girl to mother.

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H is for Charlayne Hunter-Gault Charlayne Hunter-Gault Charlayne Hunter-Gault, a local of Due West, South Carolina is a remarkable writer. She has distributed articles in The New York Times Magazine, Saturday Review, The New York Time Book Review and Essence, notwithstanding The New York Times and The New Yorker. She has never looked after being African-American and female as debilitations and has utilized them further bolstering her good fortune. She is an alum of the University of Georgia which she and Hamilton Holmes integrated in 1961.

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I is for Allen Iverson On June 26, 1996 Iverson was the primary player chose in the NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. He marked a $9.4 million contract and set his sights on turning into the best player in the NBA. On the off chance that he was not the best on the court in his first season, Iverson immediately settled himself as a standout amongst the most energizing players in the group. His hybrid spill ended up being explosive to the point that the NBA issued a reminder to refs over the group tending to one individual player\'s single move. Iverson needed to change his hybrid spill marginally to abstain from voyaging yet that did not lessen his accomplishments. He drove his group and all NBA new kids on the block in focuses (23.5), helps (7.5), takes (2.07), and in minutes played (40.1) per amusement.

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J is for James Earl Jones Some individuals know him as one of the country\'s finest stage performers, a craftsman who handles the works of such writers as William Shakespeare and Eugene O\'Neill. Others know his vibrant bass voice as the most threatening part of the malice Darth Vader in the blockbuster film Star Wars. Still others remember him as a TV star who conveys profundities of humankind to worn out character parts. James Earl Jones fits every one of these portrayals, and the sky is the limit from there: for over 30 years he has been a standout amongst the most regarded on-screen characters in the United States.

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K is for Martin Luther King Jr. In the years since his death on April 4, 1968, as he remained on the overhang of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, Martin Luther King, Jr., has advanced from a noticeable social liberties pioneer into the Symbol for the common all foundations; his words are cited by the weak and the effective, rights development in the United States. He is considered by schoolchildren of by any individual who has a fantasy to improve her or his life, better the country, or the world. Landmarks have been committed in his respect and organizations, for example, the Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta which bears his name have been built up to bear on his work In 1986,the U.S. Congress made King special among twentieth-century Americans by assigning his birthday a government occasion.

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L is for Jacob Lawrence Jacob Lawrence was one of the primary African American specialists to ascend to unmistakable quality in the standard American craftsmanship world. He was energized by educators and kindred specialists amid his high school years to concentrate both craftsmanship and African American history. He joined these interests to create works one of a kind in both their subject and style. A hefty portion of these involve arrangement of boards that combine to make a story. Lawrence is otherwise called an artist of books for grown-ups and youngsters.

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M is for Toni Morrison Toni Morrison turned into a writer for the ages when she was granted the 1993 Nobel Prize for writing. Just the eighth lady and the principal dark to win the prize In depicting Morrison\'s work the Nobel Committee of the Swedish Academy expressed: "She dives into the dialect itself, a dialect she needs to free from the chains of race. What\'s more, she addresses us with the brilliance of verse.

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N is for I. DeQuincey Newman The Reverend I. DeQuincey Newman was one of the states\' most essential pioneers amid the social liberties transformation. He drove the NAACP through the turbulent 1960s and topped his long and recognized political profession when he left retirement in 1983 to be chosen as the state\'s first African-American South Carolina state congressperson since 1886 .

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O is For Jessie Owens ruled the olympic style events rivalries by winning gold decorations and softening world records up the 100-and 200-meter dashes and the 400-meter hand-off, notwithstanding winning the gold award in the wide hop. Against a global background of pressure and dread, Adolf Hitler ceremoniously went to the amusements and cheered for German competitors. The sincerely charged scene brought forth a standout amongst the most emotional of games myths. Hitler as far as anyone knows scorned Owens, declining to shake his hand after his triumphs, and professedly raged out of the stadium infuriated that Owens\' physicality disproved the Nazi authoritative opinion of Aryan prevalence.

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P is for Colin Powel Powell is named by President elect Bush as the following United States secretary of state. Powell\'s acknowledgment denote the primary formal Cabinet arrangement for the Bush organization. As of now very respected by political and military pioneers in the White House Congress, and the Pentagon, U.S. Armed force General Colin Powell accomplished national and global unmistakable quality in 1990 and 1991 as one of the key pioneers of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, the military battles to shield Saudi Arabia and free Kuwait from Iraqi control. Powell, as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, heads up the Pentagon and fills in as the president\'s top military consultant, setting him among the most intense approach creators on the planet.

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Q is for Queen Latifa Born Dana Owens 30 years back in Newark, New Jersey, this multi-skilled star first became obvious in 1989 with the arrival of her momentous presentation collection "All Hail the Queen." With her introduction collection and the ensuing single "Ladies First," Latifah set the standard for what a lady in the hip-jump amusement can and ought to state and be. Winning a Grammy Award in 1994 for Best Rap Solo Performance for the tune "U.N.I.T.Y." solidly settled Latifah as a positive voice in hip-jump, and a good example of strengthening and pride for her era, particularly young ladies.

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R is for Della Reese As both a refined on-screen character and vocalist o

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