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Kamala Harris became the first African American Attorney General of California in 2009. She received her bachelors degree from Howard University and her law degree from the University of California at Hastings College of the Law. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

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Two-time valedictorian Lasalle D. Leffall Jr. became the valedictorian of his high school, graduate of Florida A M University, summa cum laude at the age of 18 and valedictorian of his Howard University College of Medicine class. Leffall became the first African American president of the American Cancer, Society of Surgical Oncology, Society of Surgical Chairmen, the Washington Academy of Surgery and the American College of Surgeons. #BlackHistory #HowardUniversity #HBCU

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Patricia Era Bath (born November 4, 1942, Harlem, New York) is an African American and Native American ophthalmologist, inventor and academic. She has broken ground for women and African Americans in a number of areas. Prior to Bath, no woman had served on the staff of the Jules Stein Eye Institute, headed a post-graduate training program in ophthalmology or been elected to the honorary staff of the UCLA Medical Center (an honor bestowed on her after her retirement).

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20 Vintage Photos That Capture Black College Student Life In The 1940s

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Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States is a profound American history, warts and all. I recommend it to everyone who wants to put American and world events into perspective.

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