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Learn More About These Great African-Americans

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  • Talladega College

    In 1865, two former slaves - William Savery and Thomas Tarrant of Talladega, attended a meeting in Mobile of new freedmen.More >>
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  • Hank Aaron

    Hammerin' Hank Aaron spent 23 seasons playing major league baseball and managed to beat Babe Ruth's home run record. Learn more about the man often considered one of the best baseball players in history.More >>
  • Ralph David Abernathy

    Ralph David Abernathy

    Civil Rights leader Ralph David Abernathy was born on March 11, 1926 in Linden, AL. He served as Martin Luther King's chief aide during the Civil Rights struggle of the 1950s and 1960s. More >>
  • Marian Anderson

    Marian Anderson broke barriers in classical music and became a symbol of grace, style and courage.More >>
  • Mary McLeod Bethune

    May McLeod Bethune was born July 10, 1875 in Maysville, S. Carolina the child of slaves.More >>
  • George Washington Carver

    Educator, scientist, and innovator are only three of the titles by which George Washington Carver may be called. An ardent researcher, Carver loved trying to understand the the natural world and finding practical uses for nature's resources.More >>
  • Frederick Douglass

    Frederick Douglass became the leading spokesman of his time for the abolition of slavery and for racial equality.More >>
  • W.E.B. DuBois

    William Edward Burghardt DuBois was born in February 23, 1868 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Always keenly interested in the history of the black race.More >>
  • Althea Gibson

    Althea Gibson became the first African-American to play in United States Lawn Tennis Association tournaments, and she paved the way for future African American tennis stars.More >>
  • Fred Gray

    Fred Gray

    Fred Gray has been and is one of the most recognized lawyers in the state of Alabama. He has a long history of involvement in the civil rights struggle.More >>
  • Mae Jemison

    Dr. Mae Jemison was the first African-American woman to enter space. Dr. Jemison has a chemical engineering degree from Stanford and a M.D. from Cornell. More >>
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