Born On This Day ~ April 5 ~ Booker T Washington

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Born: April 5, 1856 (Hale’s Ford, Virginia)
Died: November 14, 1915 (Tuskegee, Alabama)

Famous For/Known For:
Educator and Civil Rights Activist

A Little About Booker T Washington
Born to a slave and an unknown white man.

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Born On This Day ~ March 21 ~ Henry Ossian Flipper

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Born: March 21, 1856 (Thomasville, Georgia)
Died: April 26, 1940 (Atlanta, Georgia)

Famous For/Known For: First African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1877.

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Born On This Day ~ February 14 ~ Frederick Douglass

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Born: Celebrated February 14 (exact date and year are unknown)(Talbot County, Maryland
Died: February 20, 1895 (Washington, D.C.)

Famous For/Known For:
19th century greatest influential black leader

A Little About Frederick Douglass:
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Born On This Day ~ January 20 ~ Harriot Stanton Blatch

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Born: January 20, 1856 (Seneca Falls, New York)
Died: November 20, 1940 (Greenwich, Connecticut)

Famous For/Known For:
Daughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a well known women’s rights activist. Harriot followed in her mother’s footsteps.

A Little About Harriot Stanton Blatch:
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