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I put names here as I think of them to include in an upgraded list.
I'd like to add brief bio's for the, but don't have time right now.
For every entertainer, sports figure and politician here there are hundreds of others, so I've got come up with a way to prioritize it.
Many came from The Undefeated 44 most influential black Americans in history — The Undefeated
Politics - Civil Rights - Legal - Writers - Religion:
Martin Luther King Jr., Ella Baker, Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Charles Houston, Jesse Jackson, John Lewis, Malcom X, Thurgood Marshall, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Booker T. Washington, Madam C.J. Walker, Ida B. Wells, Roy Wilkins, Medgar Evers, Roy Wilkins, Bayard Rustin, Ralph Abernathy, Bobby Seale, Huey Newton, Eldridge Cleaver, Elaine Brown. Robert Abbott, Richard Allen, Ella Baker, James Baldwin, Mary McLeod Bethune, Shirley Chisholm, Benjamin O. Davis Sr., Frederick Douglass, Dr. Charles Drew, W.E.B. Du Bois, Duke Ellington, Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Jackson, Michael Jackson, Jay Z, Katherine Johnson, Quincy Jones, Michael Jordan, Martin Luther King Jr., Henrietta Lacks, Malcolm X, Thurgood Marshall, Toni Morrison, Barack Obama, Jesse Owens, Gordon Parks, Sidney Poitier, Richard Pryor, Jackie Robinson, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Madam C.J. Walker, Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells, Serena Williams, Wynston Marsalis, August Wilson, Oprah Winfrey, Stevie Wonder, Charles Rangel, Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Al Sharpton, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Shirley Chisholm, Andrew Young, Julian Bond.
Civil Rights Activists Martin Luther King Jr. and 8 Black Activists Who Led the Civil Rights Movement - Biography