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Famous Black Americans


Walter Sammons,a Black man, invented the comb in 1920. Lydia O. Newman ... John Love, a Black man, invented the pencil sharpener in 1874. William Purvis ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Famous Black Americans

Famous Black Americans
  • By Dominique
  • For Mrs. Reed\Mrs.Pope

Walter Sammons
  • Walter Sammons,a Black man, invented the comb in

Lydia O. Newman
  • Lydia O. Newman, a Black female, invented the
    brush in 1898.

John Love
  • John Love, a Black man, invented the pencil
    sharpener in 1874.

William Purvis
  • William Purvis, a Black man, invented the
    fountain pen in 1884.

Lee Burridge
  • Lee Burridge invented the type writing machine in

Martin Lurther King Jr.
  • Martin was a smart man because he graduated when
    he was only 19 years old.
  • Martin King is the mostly the only reason us
    black and white people are together,and other
    people too.
  • Martin was born on Jan. 15,1929 in
  • Martin died on April 4, 1968 in Memphis,

Harriet Tubman
  • Harriet Tubman is perhaps the most well-known of
    all the Underground Railroad's "conductors."
    During a ten-year span she made 19 trips into the
    South and escorted over 300 slaves to freedom.
    And, as she once proudly pointed out to Frederick
    Douglass, in all of her journeys she "never lost
    a single passenger.

Harriet Tubman
  • Tubman was born a slave in Maryland's Dorchester
    County around 1820. At age five or six, she began
    to work as a house servant. Seven years later she
    was sent to work in the fields.

Harriet Tubman
  • While she was still in her early teens, she
    suffered an injury that would follow her for the
    rest of her life. Always ready to stand up for
    someone else, Tubman blocked a doorway to protect
    another field hand from an angry overseer. The
    overseer picked up and threw a two-pound weight
    at the field hand. It fell short, striking Tubman
    on the head. She never fully recovered from the
    blow, which subjected her to spells in which she
    would fall into a deep sleep.

Fredrick Douglass
  • Frederick Douglass was one of the foremost
    leaders of the abolitionist movement, which
    fought to end slavery within the United States in
    the decades prior to the Civil War. A brilliant
    speaker, Douglass was asked by the American
    Anti-Slavery Society to engage in a tour of
    lectures, and so became recognized as one of
    America's first great black speakers.

Fredrick Douglass
  • He won world fame when his autobiography was
    publicized in 1845. Two years later he bagan
    publishing an antislavery paper called the North

Fredrick Douglass
  • Douglass served as an adviser to President
    Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War and fought
    for the adoption of constitutional amendments
    that guaranteed voting rights and other civil
    liberties for blacks. Douglass provided a
    powerful voice for human rights during this
    period of American history and is still revered
    today for his contributions against racial

Pledge of Allegiance
  • In September 1892, The youths Companion magazine
    published a short patriotic oath by Francis
    Bellamy.The oath was written for students to
    recite on Columbus Day. It was sent to many
    schools and soon became a morning tradition. In
    1942 Congress officially recognized the Pledge of
    Allegiance. Today, millions of students across
    the country still recite these words at the start
    of each school day.

Francis Bellamy
  • I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United
    states of America, and to the republic for which
    it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible,
    with liberty and justice for all.
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