Wilma Rudolph
The only American woman runner ever to win three gold medals in the Olympic games.

Breaking Racial Barriers: African Americans in the Harmon Foundation Collection
One of the many white Americans who expressed interest in the achievements of black Americans during the Harlem Renaissance was real estate developer William E. Harmon. This collection of portraits and biographies is based on the works he amassed in the early part of the 20th century.

Oprah Winfrey
Award-winning daytime television host who overcame numerous obstacles to achieve her current fame.

Colin L. Powell
Distinguished Desert Storm hero and first African-American chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

African-American Contributors
Eighth graders at Donegal Middle School write short biographies of African-Americans who have made significant contributions to American culture.

Voices from the Gaps: Angela Davis
Tells about UCLA teacher and Black Panther Party sympathizer who ended up on the FBI's most wanted list after guns registered to her were used in a courtroom shooting.

Tiger Woods
Tells about the youngest golfer and only African American to ever win the U.S. Junior Amateur title.

Stamps on Black History
Tells the stories of dozens of black men and women whose faces have appeared on U.S. postage stamps. Also includes interactive quiz, word puzzles, writing activities, crafts, and coloring pages.

Famous African-Americans
Short biographies of inventors, musicians, educators, and others who have made a difference.

Free To Dance: Debbie Allen
Features the multifaceted performer who is known as an actress, dancer, singer, choreographer, director, and producer. From PBS.

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