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ATHLETES * This track and field star was the first athlete to win 4 gold medals in an Olympic Games * Jesse Owens * She was the first African American (male or female) to win at Wimbledon * Althea Gibson * This athlete made history when she became the first woman to dunk during a professional basketball game in 2002 * Lisa Leslie * Before he became a legend, this famous athlete was cut from his high school basketball team * Michael Jordan

THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT * This great Civil Rights leader won the Nobel Peace Prize and delivered his very famous speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial * Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. * The older Civil Rights organization still working today * NAACP – National Association for the Advancement of Colored People * Her refusal to give up her seats on a public bus sparked a boycott of the Montgomery, AL buses from 1955-1956 * Rosa Parks * This Constitutional amendment abolished slavery in 1865 * 13th Amendment * This Constitutional amendment defined citizenship as individuals born or naturalized in the United States as American citizens, including those born as slaves * 14th Amendment * This Constitutional amendment gave African Americans the right to vote * 15th Amendment

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN ENTERTAINMENT * This African American woman won 20 Grammy Awards and became the first female inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame * Aretha Franklin * This Cornell alumna and author is the first African American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature and is the author of Beloved, Song of Solomon, and the Bluest Eye * Toni Morrison * This sitcom staring an all African American cast and family was the highest ranking show during its eight years on television * The Cosby Show * This…...

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