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Black History Month Presentation

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Yazmin Jones

on 22 February 2016

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Transcript of Black History Month Presentation

Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander
Misty Copeland
Madam C.J. Walker
Inventor, Civil Rights Activist, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur
After suffering from a scalp condition that resulted in Madam C.J. Walker's own hair loss, she invented a line of African-American hair care products in 1905. She promoted her products by traveling around the country giving lecture-demonstrations and eventually established Madame C.J. Walker Laboratories to manufacture cosmetics and train sales beauticians. Her beauticians were known as "Walker Agents." Madam C.J. Walker was the first African-American women to become a self-made millionaire.
Misty Copeland
Entertainer: Ballet Dancer
Misty Copeland is the first African-American performer to be appointed as a principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre. Copeland Joined the ABT in 2000, becoming a soloist several years later and starring in different productions such as The Nutcracker and Firebird.Misty Copeland began taking classes at the Boys & Girls Club she already attended. Copeland came from a dysfunctional and abusive household, because home life was difficult at the age of 13 her mother allowed her to move in with her teacher's family. This allowed her to continue training while also entering into the public spotlight. On June 30, 2015 Copeland became the first African-American Performer to be appointed an ABT Principal dancer in the Company's 75 year history. Copeland stated in tears that the announcement marked the crown of he lifelong dream.
Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander
Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander was the first woman to receive a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She was the second American-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in the United States. She served on the President's Committee for Civil Rights that was established by President Harry Truman in 1946. She was the first African-American woman appointed as Assistant City Solicitor for the City of Philadelphia.Sadie and her husband were both active in the civil right's movement; in 1952 she was appointed to the city's Commission on Human Relations, serving until 1968.
Black History Month Presentation
Madam C.J. Walker
Gabby Douglas
Athlete: Gymnast
Gabby Douglas
Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas is best known as the first African American to win gold in the individual all-around event. She also won a team gold medal for the U.S. at the 2012 Summer Olympics all at the age of 16. Gabby showed early signs of becoming an Olympian at the age of six. She moved away from her hometown and family in 2010 to pursue training with a world-renowned Olympic trainer,Liang Chow, and was selected to compete with the U.S. Olympic Women's gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Lawyer and Civic Right's Leader
By: Ialiyah Stacker, Yazmin Jones and Shawndora McNair
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