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  • 54th Massachusetts Infantry

    The 54th Massachusetts Infantry was established in early 1863 under the direction of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw. The first all-black Union regiment of the Civil War. More >>
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  • Paul Robeson

    Paul Robeson

    Paul Robeson was a lawyer, writer, orator, musician, and linguist. He was born in 1898 and would go on to appear in 13 feature films, perform songs in concert over four decades, and act on Broadway. More >>
  • Wilma Rudolph

    Wilma Rudolph was the first American woman runner in Olympic history to win three gold medals in a single Olympics. Not bad for a child who was told she would never walk.More >>
  • Harriet Tubman

    Known as the "Moses" of her people, Harriet Tubman led over 300 slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad. More >>
  • Tuskegee Airmen

    Tuskegee Airmen

    The Tuskegee Airmen overcame segregation and prejudice to become one of the most highly respected fighter groups of World War II.More >>
  • Booker T. Washington

    Booker Taliaferro Washington rose from slavery to become one one of the most powerful leaders of his time. More >>
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