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Black History Month

  1. 1. Black History Month Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave.  I rise.  I rise.  I rise.  ~Maya Angelou, "Still I Rise,"  And Still I Rise If there is no struggle, there is no progress.  ~Frederick Douglass The time is always right to do what is right.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr. I had no idea that history was being made.  I was just tired of giving up.  ~Rosa Parks www.WeArePaid.com February 1, 2011
  2. 2. Carter G. Woodson 1875 - 1950 Black History Month – WeArePaid 2011 Founder of Negro History Week (now “Black History Month”) 2
  3. 3. Frederick Douglass (1817 – 1895) Black History Month – WeArePaid 2011 Abolitionist, orator and writer who fought against slavery and for women's rights. Douglass was the first African-American citizen appointed to high ranks in the U.S. government. 3
  4. 4. The First Black Vote Black History Month – WeArePaid 2011 Though there would be still so many rivers to cross and mountains to climb, this was indeed a glorious, inspiring, landmark event. We can sense the many years this gray-haired man has waited for this moment to cast his ballot. In line are others, including a military man.   HARPER'S WEEKLY, November 16, 1867 4
  5. 5. Booker T. Washington 1856-1915 Black History Month – WeArePaid 2011 Founder of Tuskegee Normal School in Alabama (now Tuskegee University) 5
  6. 6. George Washington Carver (1864-1943) Black History Month – WeArePaid 2011 American scientist, educator, humanitarian, and former slave. Carver developed hundreds of products from peanuts, sweet potatoes, pecans, and soybeans; his discoveries greatly improved the agricultural output and the health of Southern farmers. 6
  7. 7. W.E.B. DuBois 1868 -1963 Black History Month – WeArePaid 2011 First African American to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard University Co-Founder of the NAACP 7
  8. 8. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929-1968 Black History Month – WeArePaid 2011 National leader of the civil rights movement, leading boycotts and staging protests against segregation in the South. 8
  9. 9. Coretta Scott King 1927-2006 Black History Month – WeArePaid 2011 Widow of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Founder of Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change 9
  10. 10. Black History Month – WeArePaid 2011 Malcolm X 1925-1965 World renowned African American/Pan-Africanist and human rights activist 10
  11. 11. Thurgood Marshall (1908 – 1993) Black History Month – WeArePaid 2011 First African American elevated to U.S. Supreme Court (1967-1991) 11
  12. 12. Colin Powell Born 1937 <ul><li>First African American to serve as </li></ul><ul><li>chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff </li></ul>Black History Month – WeArePaid 2011 12
  13. 13. Black History Month – WeArePaid 2011 13
  14. 14. Sojourner Truth 1797-1883 Black History Month – WeArePaid 2011 Nationally known speaker on human rights for slaves and women 14
  15. 15. Harriet Tubman (1820 - 1913) Black History Month – WeArePaid 2011 Devoted her life to fighting slavery, helping slaves and ex-slaves, and championing the rights of women. An incredibly brave woman, she was known as the &quot;Moses of her people.&quot; Conductor for the Underground Railroad who helped slaves flee to freedom in the North 15
  16. 16. Mary McLeod Bethune 1875-1955 Black History Month – WeArePaid 2011 Founder of Bethune-Cookman College 16
  17. 17. Zora Neale Hurston 1891-1960 Black History Month – WeArePaid 2011 A novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist 17
  18. 18. Rosa Parks 1913-2005 Black History Month – WeArePaid 2011 &quot;mother of the civil rights movement&quot; 18
  19. 19. Shirley Chisholm (1924 - 2005) Black History Month – WeArePaid 2011 First African-American woman elected to the US Congress. During her long political career, she fought for the rights of women and minorities. 19
  20. 20. Bessie Coleman (1893-1926) Black History Month – WeArePaid 2011 First black female pilot and the first woman to receive an international pilot's license. 20
  21. 21. Mae C. Jemison NASA Astronaut (former) Black History Month – WeArePaid 2011 First African-American Woman in Space 21
  22. 22. Oprah Winfrey <ul><li>First African-American woman </li></ul><ul><li>to reach billionaire status </li></ul>Black History Month – WeArePaid 2011 22
  23. 23. Black History: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow Black History Month – WeArePaid 2011 Thank You! 23

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