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Black History

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by: The Explorers Club Black History Jimi Hendrix JERRY RICE Education:
He attended Garfield High, but never graduated

Interesting fact:
He extended the range of electric guitars Date and Place of Birth:
1942
Seattle, Washington Date of Death:
September 18, 1970
Place of Death:
St. Mary Abbots Hospital
Cause of Death:
Drug Overdose Favorite quote:
“Music is my religion.” DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:
OCTOBER 13, 1962 - STARKVILLE, MISSISSIPPI EDUCATION:
•MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY

JOBS HELD:
•FOOTBALL PLAYER
•GOLF
•CO-AUTHORED TWO BOOKS
•COMMERCIALS
•DANCING WITH THE STARS

3 INTERESTING FACTS:
•HE HAD 1,549 CAREER RECEPTIONS.
•HE HAD 22,895 CAREER RECIEVING YARDS.
•HE HAD 197 CAREER TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS. WHERE PERSON LIVES NOW:
THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA OF CALIFONIA.
AGE:
50 FAVORITE QUOTATION:
“TODAY I WILL DO WHAT OTHERS WON’T, SO TOMMORROW I CAN ACCOMPLISH WHAT OTHERS CAN’T” ~ JERRY RICE B.B.King Date and Place of Birth:
A plantation near
Itta Bena, Mississippi
Septemeber 16, 1925. Education:
King received a honorary degree from Tougaloo College,1987.

3 Interesting facts about B.B.King:
•Jazz legend B.B.King is also known as Riley B.King.
•King has his own pilot licences.
•B.B.King is in the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. What the Person Does Now:
B.B. King continues to do an average of 250 concerts a year. Favorite Quote:
“The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you.”~ B.B. King George Washington Carver Date and Place of Birth:
July 12, 1864
Diamond Grove, Missouri Education:
He studied agriculture at Iowa Agricultural College and was the first African American to attend it.

Jobs held:
Carver taught at Hampton Institute in Virginia, he also taught at Tuskegee University as a scientist, and manage the college greenhouses.

Interesting facts about George W. Carver:
•He invented different peanut products.
•He’s called the ‘’Plant Doctor’’. Date of Death:
January 5, 1943
Place of Death:
Tuskegee, Alabama Favorite quotation:
“There is a use for almost everything.’’ James Brown Date and Place of Birth:
May 3,1933
Barnwell, South Carolina Education:
Went to Paine College; a historically black school

Jobs held: James Brown was a musician and a recording artist.
Three Interesting Facts:
James Brown was paired up with Tupac Shakur to make a soundtrack.
James Brown had a show.
He first appeared in Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York in 1959 Date and Place of Death:
December 25, 2006
Atlanta, Georgia
Cause of Death:
Congestive Heart Failure
James Brown Died at age 73. Favorite Quotation:“The one thing that can solve most of our problem is dancing.” ~James Brown Morgan Freeman Date and Place of Birth:
June 1, 1937
Memphis, Tennessee Education:
He went to college in los Angeles, California
Jobs held:
He is an actor, director, and a narrator.
3 interesting facts:
•He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1955
•He grew up in Greenwood, Mississippi
•He was in a cast in broad way play “Driving Miss Daisy” Where Person Lives now:
Charleston, Mississippi and New York, New York
Age:76 years old
What person does now:
Actor, director, narrator Favorite quotation:
“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is not a black hero, he is an American hero.” Muhammad Ali Date and Place of birth:
January 17, 1942
Louisville, Kentucky Education:
Louisville Central High School

Jobs held:
Professional Boxer

Interesting Facts:
•He won 19 trophies.
•He has parkinson’s disease.
•His name was Cassius Clay Where Person Lives Now:Scottsdale, Arizona
Age: 71 What Person Does Now: Retired Boxer Favorite Quotation:
“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” ~ Muhammad Ali Rosa Parks Date and Place of Birth:
February 4, 1913
Detroit, Michigan Education:
She was home schooled until she was 11. Then she went Montgomery Industrial School for girls. It was in Pinelevel, Alabama.

Jobs held:
She worked at Montgomery Protest and she lost her job. Then she worked at Detroit Staff Of John Canyers, Jr.

3 interesting facts about assigned person:
•She refused to give up her seat to a white passenger.
•She was called the mother of the modern civil rights.
•She didn’t have any kids. Date of Death: October 24, 2005
Place of Death:Detroit in her apartment on the east side of the city.
Cause of Death: She died in natural causes. Favorite quotation:
“Each person must live their life as a model for others.” OPRAH GAIL WINFREY DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:
JANUARY 29,1954
KOSCIUSKO,MISSISSIPPI EDUCATION:
IN 1987, SHE RECEIVED HER COLLEGE DEGREE
FROM TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY

JOBS HELD:
SHE BEGAN HER TELEVISION CAREER WHILE ACTING IN MANY SHOWS AND MOVIES

3 INTERESTING FACTS:
•SHE ACTED AS SOPHIE IN THE COLOR PURPLE
•SHE WAS SIGNED AS NASHVILLE’S FIRST BLACK REPORTER
•SHE WAS THE FIRST FEMALE CO-ANCHOR ON WJZ-TV WHERE PERSON LIVES NOW:
Santa Barbara, California
THE PROMISED LAND
AGE:59WHAT PERSON DOES NOW:SHE OWNS HER OWN OPRAHWINFREY NETWORK FAVORITE QUOTATION:
“USE WHAT YOU HAVE TO RUN TOWARD YOUR BEST-THAT’S HOW I NOW LIVE MY LIFE” Bibliography
B.B. King. (2013). Retrieved from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B.B._King
Davis, M. (Composer). Black History. [Beans-N-Frank, Performer]
George Washington Carver. (2013). Retrieved from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington_Carver
James Brown. (2013). Retrieved from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Brown
Jerry Rice. (2013). Retrieved from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Rice
Jimi Hendrix. (2013). Retrieved from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimi_Hendrix
Morgan Freeman. (2013). Retrieved from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_Freeman
Muhammed Ali. (2013). Retrieved from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammed_Ali
Oprah Winfrey. (2013). Retrieved from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oprah_Winfrey
Rosa Parks. (2013). Retrieved from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_Parks
Universal Music Group. (n.d.). B.B. King. Retrieved from B.B. King the Official Website: http://www.bbking.com/
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