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Black History Week 4

Teacher: Black History
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This Bahamian-American actor s the first Black actor to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, for his role in Lilies of the Field.
This noted sinter, actor, and social activist was dubbed the 'King of Calypso' and notably starred in the film 'Carmen Jones.'
He organized the Negro National League, the first Black baseball league, in 1920. The Cuban Giants was the first independent Black professional baseball team.
This Colonel in the U.S. Air Force is the first African American in space. He also holds a Ph.D in aerospace engineering with a minor is laser physics.
The first African American woman to become a physician in the United States.
The first Black heavy weight boxing champion, and inventor of the wrench.
This African American inventor patented the rights to improve the modern day ironing board in April 1892.
She created a heating furnace that could be used to heat an entire home in 1918.
This famous pitcher for the Cleveland Indians holds the record for the oldest "rookie" debut at age 42. He was induced into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971, making him the first player inducted based on his play in the Negro leagues.
The first female and African American to be appointed Director of the US Peace Corps. She was appointed in 1977 by Former President Jimmy Carter.
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The first noted African American fashion designer. She designed Jackie Kennedy's wedding dress.
This merchant seamen and dockworker was the first casualty of the American Revolution as he was shot and killed in the Boston Massacre.
She is currently the 35th president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, known for the Academy Awards (Oscars). She is the first African American and third woman to hold this position.
This comedienne, actress, political activist, writer, and TV host is most known for her breakout role as Celie in 'The Color Purple.'
The first published African America woman and second published poet. She was sold into slavery at seven and her owners taught her to read and write.
Organizer of the first Negro History Week Celebration in the 2nd week of February, which was later converted into a month long celebration known as Black History Month.
Best known for her role ass Minnie Jackson in the 2011 film 'The Help' for which she won a the BAFTA, Golden Globe, SAG, Critics' Choice, and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Key leader and speaker in the Black Nationalism and Pan-African Movements.