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Shirley Chisholm, first African American woman elected to the U.S. Congress and and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1972. #AmericanGovernment

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Bravest of the brave: U.S. Marshals escorting Ruby Bridges, one of the first African Americans students to attend a white school. by batjas88

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Lonnie G. Johnson -(1949–) invented the world-famous watergun, the Supersoaker. Johnson's company just came out with a new Nerf ball toy gun. --->The Top Ten African-American Inventors | Scholastic.com

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Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. Born into slavery.

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Carl Maxie Brashear was the first African American to become a U.S. Navy Master Diver, rising to the position in 1970. Service/branch United States Navy Years of service 1948-1979

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