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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Richard Allen
Religion
14-Feb-1760 26-Mar-1831 Founder, African Episcopal Methodist Church
Crispus Attucks
Activist
1723 5-Mar-1770 First man killed in the American Revolution
Blanche K. Bruce
Politician
1-Mar-1841 17-Mar-1898 US Senator, former slave
George Washington Carver
Botanist
c. 1860 5-Jan-1943 Crop rotation and peanut butter
Frederick Douglass
Activist
Feb-1817 20-Feb-1895 Anti-slavery activist and autobiographer
Epictetus
Philosopher
c. 55 AD c. 135 AD Stoic, wrote Encheiridion
Sally Hemings
Relative
1773 1835 Thomas Jefferson's slave mistress
Harriet Ann Jacobs
Author
1813 7-Mar-1897 Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Toussaint L'Ouverture
Military
20-May-1743 7-Apr-1803 Led the 1791 Slave Rebellion
James C. Napier
Government
9-Jun-1845 21-Apr-1940 Founder of Nashville One-Cent Savings Bank
Juan de Pareja
Painter
c. 1606 1670 Velázquez's slave turned painter
Joseph Rainey
Politician
21-Jun-1832 1-Aug-1887 Congressman from South Carolina, 1870-79
Dred Scott
Victim
c. 1799 17-Sep-1858 Slave denied freedom by US Supreme Court
Robert Smalls
Politician
5-Apr-1839 23-Feb-1915 Slave elected to Congress from South Carolina
Sojourner Truth
Activist
c. 1797 26-Nov-1883 Abolitionist, former slave
Harriet Tubman
Activist
c. 1821 10-Mar-1913 Operated the Underground Railroad
Nat Turner
Military
2-Oct-1800 11-Nov-1831 Nat Turner's Rebellion
Booker T. Washington
Educator
5-Apr-1856 14-Nov-1915 Founder, Tuskegee Institute
Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Activist
16-Jul-1862 25-Mar-1931 Civil rights advocate


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