African-American Biographies

These African-Americans are famous for a variety of reasons. Learn more about their lives.


Foes of Slavery
These African-Americans are famous for fighting against slavery.

Civil Rights Activists
These African-Americans are famous for fighting for civil rights.

Inventors
These African-Americans are famous for what they invented.

The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Article tracing the life, acts, and fame of the famous civil rights leader

Frederick Douglass
One of the most important Black Americans in the history of the country was Frederick Douglass. Find out more about this outspoken foe of slavery.

Harriet Tubman
The "Moses" of her people, she escorted more than 300 slaves to safety. Find out more about this extraordinary woman.

Rosa Parks
She is often called the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement" in America.

Malcolm X
The story of another powerful civil rights leader in 20th Century America

Thurgood Marshall
He successfully convinced the Supreme Court to rule that segregation in education, then later served on the Court itself. Find out more about this famous lawyer.

Booker T. Washington
This educator founded a university and fought for civil rights for all.

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