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Black History Month

Famous African American Women
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alana pulver

on 18 March 2011

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Rosa Parks African American Women Oprah Winfrey Harriet Tubman was born as a slave in 1820. Harriet Tubman
She worked as a house servent for seven years, then was sent to work in the fields. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p1535.html She has had her own show for years.
She is a giver, she is a therapist on her own show called "The Oprah Winfrey Show." In 1844 she married a free black man named John Tubman, and changed her first name from Araminta to Harriet, because that was her mother's name. She has recently just found out she has a sister, that she met on her show. Citations Harriet helped free other slaves by creating the Underground Railroad. She made the trip about 19 times. Since she was a slave, she was denied an education, because slave owners did not want their slaves to be able to read or write. http://www.lkwdpl.org/wihohio/tubm-har.htm People thought of her as Moses, beacause he freed the Israelites from Egypt, like Harriet did when she took over 300 blacks from the south to the north. In 1849, she ran away and made it to Pennsylvania but, since she realized how alone she was she made the decision to help others become free. Oprah was born on January 29th 1954 in Kosicusko, Mississippi She was in a few different movies also, The Color Purple and Beloved and also in Oceans Thirteen. http://www.oprah.com/oprah_show.html Tyra Banks Beyonce Biography on Harriet Tubman http://www.hulu.com/watch/54926/a-celebration-of-black-history-profile-of-harriet-tubman Profile of Harriet Tubman • She was born February 4th, 1913- October 24, 2005
• She was an African American civil rights activists
• On Thursday, December 1st, 1955 she went on a bus after work and sat in the back of the bus, and when she refused to give up her seat to a white person, a police officer arrested her.
• She was bailed out by Clifford Durr on December 2nd.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_Parks
Tyra is a beautiful runway model. Ever since she was about 18. Beyonce was born in Houston, Texas, September 4, 1981. She has her own two shows, "Americas Next Top Model" and also "The Tyra Banks Show" Her parents, Mathew Knowles (African American), and Tina (Creole - African American, French descent) and sister Solange. Her father, a professional record manager, and her mother, a costume designer and hair stylist. Beyonce was originally a part if the group Girl's Tyme, but the name was later changed to Destiney's Child based on the passage in the book of Isaiah . She was born December 4 1973 in Los Angeles California "Say My Name" was one of the best selling songs the group had. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beyonc%C3%A9_Knowles She was in some movies too, like Tropic Thunder, Lifesize, Coyote Ugly and Eight Crazy Nights Queen Latifah •She was born on March 18, 1970
•Her real name is Dana Elaine Owens, and her stage name was Queen Latifah
•Her parents divorced when she was ten.
•She was an American rapper, actress, and singer
•She earned a Golden Globe, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Image Awards, a Grammy Award, and six additional Grammy nominations, an Emmy Award, and an Academy Award.
She appeared in many movies, like: "Austin Powers in Goldmemeber" as Foxxy Cleopatra, " The Pink Panther" as Xenia, and "Dreamgirls" as Deena Jones.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Latifah Beyonce and Jay-Z married on April 4, 2008. Maya Angelou In 1993, she got to recite a poem she wrote at the first inaguration of Bill Clinton. http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6471174n http://womenshistory.about.com/cs/quotes/a/qu_maya_angelou.htm http://mayaangelou.com/bio/ http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1573885952/nm0004723 Born on April 4, 1928. At 14, she dropped out of highschool and became the first woman to work a cable car. Some movies she was in were Taxi, Beauty Shop, Just Wright, and What Happens In Vegas She finished high school later on, and also had her first son Guy shortly after graduation. She worked in theatre, even creating her own play, and performed in it, called "Cabaret for Freedom". http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi100008729/ She met Malcolm X and joined his Organization of African American Unity. After Malcolm X's assasination, the organization dissolved. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. asked her to serve at the Southern Christian Leadership Conferance. Dr. King was assasinated on her birthday. In 1972, her script for the movie "Georgia, Georgia" was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Mary Church Terell An educator, activist, and a profesioinal lecturist. Known for being an early civil right leader; women's rights advocate; founder of the National Association of Colored Women; and a charter member of the NAACP. http://womenshistory.about.com/od/terrell/p/mary_church.htm Her father, Robert, was a riverboat captain, and her mother, Louisa, was a hair salon operator. She had one younger brother. She married a man named Robert Terell, and had one chiled, Phyllis. She worked at Wilberforth College, Colored High School, and Slayton Lyceum Bureau. She was friends with Susan B. Anthony, and Booker T. Washington.
http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/189704-1 http://prezi.com/presentation/alana.pulver17@gmail.com/828f0h2/#1_6302799 http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=4574386n "I'm So Proud" Maya Angelou
(start at 3:15) http://us.cnn.com/video/?/video/living/2009/07/24/bia.angelou.rise.cnn "And Still I Rise" Written and read by Maya Angelou http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW8qsL1nDPM "Halo" Performed live by Beyonce "Say My Name" Music Video bt Destiny's Child http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgQXhWdgjBs Biography On Mary Church Terell:
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