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Famous People Mrs. Jacobs Third Grade Class Slide 2 zora neale hurston By: Amanda Slide 3 Personal facts Born on January 7, 1891, in Eatonville, Florida. Mother, father a preacher, and a stepmother Howard University (college) in Washington D.C. Died January 28, 1960, in Fort Pierce, Florida. Slide 4 Important Contributions Writer and Storyteller She won a writing contest. Slide 5 Carter G. Woodson By: Clint Slide 6 Personal facts Born December 19,1875, in Virginia. Son of slaves Graduated from high school at age 22. Doctorate Degree from Harvard in 1912. Died April 3,1950, in Washington, D.C. Slide 7 Important Contributions Teach others Principal, College Dean Father of Negro History Helped February become Black History Month NAACP Spingard Medal in 1926 Slide 8 BOOKER T. WASHINGTON By: ERIC Slide 9 Personal Facts Born in 1856 in Virginia He had a brother named John and a sister named Amanda. He went to Hampton Institute when he was 16. Married three times. Died in 1915 in Tuskegee, Alabama. Slide 10 Important Contributions He taught in a rural school. Leader of Tuskegee Institute from 1881 to 1915. Founded the National Negro Business League. Won a Harvard honorary degree in1891. Slide 11 Harriet tubman By: Sabrah Slide 12 Personal facts Born in 1820 in Dorchester County Maryland. She was a slave. She did not go to school. She died March 10,1913, in Auburn. Slide 13 Important Contributions She led slaves to freedom. Slide 14 Louis Armstrong By: Austin Slide 15 Personal Facts Born on July 4, 1900, in New Orleans, Louisiana He had a mom, dad, grandma,and sister No education, reform school Died July 6,1971 Slide 16 Important Contributions Jazz musician Coronet and trumpet player for playing jazz Many awards Slide 17 Madam c.j. walker By: Marcella Slide 18 Personal facts Born on December 23,1867 She was a slave. She had 3 brothers and sisters. Died on May 25,1919 Slide 19 Important Contributions Self-made millionaire She made a product that helped black and white peoples hair grow. She made a special cream for hands. Slide 20 Marian anderson By:Consuelo Slide 21 Personal facts Born on February 27, 1897 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Marian grew up in the house at 762 Marian Street. She went to school to learn how to sing. She died on April 8,1993. Slide 22 Important Contributions First African American singer to perform with the Metropolitan opera. She helped others by teaching them how to sing. Presidential Medal of Freedom. Congressional medal of honor. Slide 23 Mary mcleod bethune By: Shyan Slide 24 Personal facts Born on July 10,1875, in Mayesville, South Carolina. She had a lot of brothers and sisters, and they picked cotton. She went to Scotia Seminary. She died of a heart attack on May 18,1955. Slide 25 Important Contributions She started her own school. She learned how to read. She won the NAACPs Spingard medal. Started Bethune-Cookman College. Slide 26 mary church terrell By: Sarah Slide 27 Personal facts Born on September 23,1863, in Memphis, Tennessee. She was an only child. She was sent to a different state. She died in1954 in Annapolis, Maryland. Slide 28 Important Contributions She worked for equal rights for African Americans. Slide 29 Paul robeson By: Angel Slide 30 Personal facts Born on April 9, 1898, in New Jersey. His brothers and sisters helped him with his speech class. He was strong and a good football player. He went to Rutgers College. He died January 23,1967 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Slide 31 Important Contributions Singer, actor Civil rights activist NAACP Spingarn Medal, 1945 Spoke more than 20 languages. Slide 32 Ralph j. bunche By: Ryan Slide 33 Personal facts Born August 7, 1904, in Detroit Michigan. He liked to play basketball. He went to Jefferson High School and to Harvard University. He helped the Army. Died December 9, 1971, in New York. Slide 34 Important Contributions In 1963, he won the Medal of Freedom. He won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Key Prize, and the Ring Prize. He helped the poor. He received many honorary degrees.


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