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A.Philip Randolph (1889-1979) Background and Early Years Asa Philip Randolph was a prominent 20th century Black civil rights leader, and he was founder of the first Black labor union in the United States. Randolph was born in Crescent City, Fla., ...
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Alain Locke (1886-1954) Background and Early Years Alain LeRoy Locke was born in Philadelphia, on September 13, 1886, to Pliny Locke and Mary Hawkins. In 1902, he graduated from Central High School in Philadelphia and was second in his class. He a ...
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Alex Haley (1921-1992) Background and Early Years American biographer, scriptwriter and novelist, whose most famous work is ROOTS, a publishing phenomenon and international bestseller. Haley traced in it his ancestry back to Africa and covered sev ...
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1799-1811 Childhood Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was born in Moscow on June 6, 1799 (May 26, 1799 according to the Julian calendar used in Russia until 1917. All dates that follow will be given as Pushkin experienced them, “in the old style”). ...
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Alice Walker (1944-   ) Background and Early Years Alice Malsenior Walker was born February 9, 1944, and is an American author and feminist. She received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1983 for one of her critically acclaimed novel, T ...
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Alice Walker is one of the most celebrated authors of our times. Walker was born on February 9, 1944 in Easton, Georgia. Born to Willie Lee Walker and Minnie Tullulah Grant, they were sharecroppers who worked on a farm earning as little as $300 a yea ...
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Aretha Franklin (1942-   ) Background and Early Years Aretha Louise Franklin was born March 25, 1942, and is an American singer, songwriter and pianist. She has been called "The Queen of Soul" for many years, but many also call ...
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Arthur Ashe (1943-1993) Background and Early Years Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. was born July 10, 1943 and was a prominent Black tennis player who was born and raised in Richmond, Va. During his playing career, he won three Grand Slam titles. Ashe is a ...
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Askia the Great (Askia Muhammad I) Circa (1442-1538) Background and Early Years Askia the Great, also known as Muhammad Ture, was a Soninke king of the Songhai Empire in the late 15th century. Askia Muhammad strengthened his country and made it th ...
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B.B. King 1925-   ) Background and Early Years Riley “B.B.” King was born on September 16, 1925, and is an American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, who is widely considered one of the best and most respected bl ...
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