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    • Famous African-Famous African- American MenAmerican Men and Womenand Women Presenter: Popov Alexandr, 1LM3
    • Malcolm XMalcolm X ((Also Known As:Also Known As: Malcolm Little, Detroit Red, Big  Malcolm Little, Detroit Red, Big  Red, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz Red, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz ))  Who Was Malcolm X?Who Was Malcolm X?  Malcolm X was a prominent figure during theMalcolm X was a prominent figure during the Civil Rights era. Offering an alternative viewCivil Rights era. Offering an alternative view to the mainstream Civil Rights movement,to the mainstream Civil Rights movement, Malcolm X advocated for both theMalcolm X advocated for both the establishment of a separate blackestablishment of a separate black community (rather than integration) and thecommunity (rather than integration) and the use of violence in self defense (rather thanuse of violence in self defense (rather than non-violence). His forceful, uncompromisingnon-violence). His forceful, uncompromising belief in the evils of the white man frightenedbelief in the evils of the white man frightened the white community. After Malcolm X left thethe white community. After Malcolm X left the black Muslim Nation of Islam organization,black Muslim Nation of Islam organization, for which he had been both a spokespersonfor which he had been both a spokesperson and a leader, his views toward white peopleand a leader, his views toward white people softened but his core message of black pridesoftened but his core message of black pride endured. After his assassination in 1965,endured. After his assassination in 1965, Malcolm X’s autobiography continued toMalcolm X’s autobiography continued to spread his thoughts andspread his thoughts and passion.passion.Dates:Dates: May 19, 1925 -- February May 19, 1925 -- February 21, 196521, 1965..Malcolm X - In RARE form (tv interview).mp4
    • Muhammad AliMuhammad Ali  Who Is Muhammad Ali?Who Is Muhammad Ali?  Muhammad Ali is one of the mostMuhammad Ali is one of the most famous boxers of all time. Hisfamous boxers of all time. His conversion to Islam and draft evasionconversion to Islam and draft evasion conviction surrounded him withconviction surrounded him with controversy and even exile from boxingcontroversy and even exile from boxing for three years. Despite the hiatus, hisfor three years. Despite the hiatus, his quick reflexes and strong punchesquick reflexes and strong punches helped Muhammad Ali become the firsthelped Muhammad Ali become the first person in history to win the heavyweightperson in history to win the heavyweight champion title three times. At the lightingchampion title three times. At the lighting ceremony at the 1996 Olympics,ceremony at the 1996 Olympics, Muhammad Ali showed the world hisMuhammad Ali showed the world his strength and determination in dealingstrength and determination in dealing with the debilitating effects ofwith the debilitating effects of Parkinson's syndrome.Parkinson's syndrome.
    • Dorothy DandridgeDorothy Dandridge  Who was Dorothy Dandridge?Who was Dorothy Dandridge?  Dorothy Dandridge, acclaimed in her timeDorothy Dandridge, acclaimed in her time to be one of the world's five most beautifulto be one of the world's five most beautiful women, became one of Hollywood's mostwomen, became one of Hollywood's most tragic victims. Dandridge had everything ittragic victims. Dandridge had everything it took to succeed in 1950s' Hollywood --took to succeed in 1950s' Hollywood -- she could sing, dance and act – except,she could sing, dance and act – except, she was born black. Though a product ofshe was born black. Though a product of the racially-biased era in which she lived,the racially-biased era in which she lived, Dandridge rose to stardom to becomeDandridge rose to stardom to become both the first black woman to grace theboth the first black woman to grace the cover of cover of LifeLife magazine and to receive an magazine and to receive an Academy Award nomination for BestAcademy Award nomination for Best Actress in a major motion picture. Actress in a major motion picture. 
    • Bessie ColemanBessie Coleman  Known for:Known for: pioneer in pioneer in aviation; first Africanaviation; first African American woman with aAmerican woman with a pilot's license, first Africanpilot's license, first African American woman to fly aAmerican woman to fly a plane; first American withplane; first American with an international pilot'san international pilot's license.license. Occupation:Occupation:  aviator: aviator: stunt pilotstunt pilot
    • Thurgood MarshallThurgood Marshall  Who Was Thurgood Marshall?Who Was Thurgood Marshall?  Thurgood Marshall, the great-grandsonThurgood Marshall, the great-grandson of slaves, was the first African Americanof slaves, was the first African American justice appointed to the United Statesjustice appointed to the United States Supreme Court, where he served fromSupreme Court, where he served from 1967 to 1991. Earlier in his career,1967 to 1991. Earlier in his career, Marshall was a pioneering civil rightsMarshall was a pioneering civil rights attorney who successfully argued theattorney who successfully argued the landmark case landmark case Brown v Board ofBrown v Board of EducationEducation (a major step in the fight to (a major step in the fight to desegregate American schools). Thedesegregate American schools). The 1954 1954 BrownBrowndecision is considered onedecision is considered one of the most significant civil rightsof the most significant civil rights victories of the 20th century.victories of the 20th century.
    •  Who Was Louis Armstrong?Who Was Louis Armstrong?  Born into poverty at the turn of theBorn into poverty at the turn of the twentieth century, Louis Armstrong rosetwentieth century, Louis Armstrong rose above humble origins to become aabove humble origins to become a masterful trumpet player and belovedmasterful trumpet player and beloved entertainer. He played a key role in theentertainer. He played a key role in the development of one of the early twentiethdevelopment of one of the early twentieth century's most important new styles ofcentury's most important new styles of music -- music -- jazzjazz. Armstrong's inventiveness. Armstrong's inventiveness and improvisational techniques, alongand improvisational techniques, along with his energetic, dazzling style havewith his energetic, dazzling style have influenced generations of musicians. Oneinfluenced generations of musicians. One of the first to perform scat-style singing,of the first to perform scat-style singing, he is well-known also for his distinctivehe is well-known also for his distinctive gravelly singing voice. Armstrong wrotegravelly singing voice. Armstrong wrote two autobiographies and appeared intwo autobiographies and appeared in more than thirty films.more than thirty films. Louis Armstrong A Masterful Trumpet Player
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