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Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain is universally recognized as one of the greatest basketball players in history, but he may well be the most under-rated player in history. While this may sound absurd, if one truly looks at the career, accomplishments and achievements of Wilt and balances them against the criticism and restrictions aimed at him, he stood (literally) head and shoulders above every other player in basketball history. Beyond that, he was one of the greatest all-around athletes in history, achieving Hall of Fame status in two different sports. Read more

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Harriet Tubman

Perhaps one of the most amazing and inspirational figures to spring up, not only in African American culture, but in world terms, is that of Harriet Tubman. She dedicated herself to the liberation and freedom of her people from the tyranny that was slavery, putting her own life on the line in order to do it. This is her unique story. Read more

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Jackie Robinson

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Jackie Robinson is known as the man who broke the color line in baseball but his accomplishments on and off the field left a legacy that few have come close to matching. Read more

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Elijah McCoy

Although the name Elijah McCoy may be a mystery to many people, the scale of his ingenuity and the quality of his inventions have created a level of distinction which bears his name. Read more

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Jan Matzeliger

Often, the greatest inventions are those which simplify necessary tasks. Such is the case with Jan Matzeliger, the man who made it possible for ordinary people to purchase shoes. Read more

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Lewis Latimer

Lewis Latimer is considered one of the ten most important Black inventors of all time, not only for the sheer number of inventions produced and patents secured but also for the degree of importance for his most famous discovery. Read more

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Fred Jones

Fred McKinley Jones is certainly one of the most significant Black inventors ever, based on the sheer number of inventions he developed as well as their variety. Read more

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Lloyd Hall

Lloyd Hall

Lloyd Hall made  significant contributions to society by developing new methods of food preservation and sterilization which eliminated spoilage and health hazards and enhanced efficiency and profitability for food suppliers. Read more

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Charles Drew

Charles Drew was one of those exceptional individuals who seemed to excel at everything he did and  would go on to become a great pioneer in the field of medicine.
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George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver was born in 1860 in Diamond Grove, Missouri, and in spite of earlier issues, would advance to become one of the most commemorated and highly regarded scientists in United States history. His significant discoveries and methods allowed farmers throughout the South and Midwest to become successful and profitable.
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