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Transcript of Black History
Ralph D. Abernathy Sr.
Born March 11, 1926
Co-founded the SCLC
Escaped from slavery to become a leading abolitionist.
"I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can't say; I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger.
Former host of the Oprah Winfrey Show,the highest rated talk show in history.
opened a school for girls in Africa in 2004.
First African American President (2009-2012),(2013-).
Received a Grammy for the Best Spoken Word Album.
Edward William Brooke III
First populary elected African American U.S. Senate
The oldest living GOP senator
The first African American judge appointed to the Supreme Court in 1967
"There is very little truth in the old refrain that one cannot legislate equality."
Invented the traffic light and the sewing machine in 1877.
oNly had a elementary school education.
Dr. Daniel H. Williams
Performed the first successful open heart surgey
Graduated with amedical degeree in 1883.
First African-American woman to receive a patent for a web-based software invention.
“My success and failures make me who I am and who I am is a black woman raised in the south by working class parents who tried to give me a better life by fostering a fervent commitment to succeed.”
Founder of the Million Man March,in 1995
in 1979,founded The Final Call,a international newspaper.
The first black bishop who was elected at a general covention.
Founder of in 1794 of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the first independent black denomination in the United States.
Founder of Greater Emmanuel Temple of Faith as a storefront church in Montgomery, West Virginia.
In 1995, when he was 38 years old, Jakes started his television ministry.
In 1996, Jakes founded The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas.
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First African American female to be granted a patent.
received a patent for her cataract laserphaco probe in 1988.
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On of the founders,in 1982, of the software firm Silicon Grafics(SGI).
George E. Alcorn
Invented the imaging x-ray spectrometer
received the NASA Inventor of the Year Award in 1984
Awarded the National Humanities Medal for profilic scholarship melding history,economics, and political science.
Dr. Maragret Simms
An Institute senior fellow at the Urban Institute and is the director of the Institute’s Low-Income Working Families project.
Walter E. Williams
The John M Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University.
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