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Black History Month

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Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature for six novels, and two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize
The world's foremost authority on blood transfusions and storage, who revolutionized the donation process
The King of Pop
Acknowledged by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music"
First three-time winner of the world heavyweight championship and Olympic gold medalist
Seminal leader of the Civil Rights movement and Nobel Prize winner at age 35 (the youngest to receive the award at the time)
First African-American Supreme Court Justice, the victor of Brown v. Board of Education
Pioneer of the hair care industry, philanthropist and first African-American female millionaire
First African-American President of the United States of America
First African-American female billionaire, Academy Award winner for her international humanitarian efforts
First African-American astronaut to reach space
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Influential graffiti artist, the most financially successful African-American painter in history
African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist, known sometimes by the nickname "Detroit Red"
Civil rights activist known for her arrest after refusing to surrender her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, AL
First African-American woman elected to Congress in 1968, and the first African-American candidate for a major party's presidential nomination
Legendary modern dance pioneer and choreographer
Influential conductor on the Underground Railroad, code name "Moses"
Renowned and lauded for her poetry, winner of 3 Grammys and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom