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Educator, Civil Rights Activist / 1856 - 1915
Educator Booker T. Washington was one of the foremost African-American leaders of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, founding the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, now known as Tuskegee University.
Environmental Activist, Warrior, Governor, U.S. President / 1858 - 1919
A New York governor who became the 26th U.S. president, Theodore Roosevelt is remembered for his foreign policy, corporate reforms and ecological preservation.
April 26, 2013 by Leanne French
Comedy legend Carol Burnett has a lot to celebrate. The beloved TV star who entertained us with The Carol Burnett Show for over a decade (can you hear her Tarzan...
February 21, 2013 by Eudie Pak
Eunice Kathleen Waymon, better known as Nina Simone, would've turned 80 today. With her velvety vocals and unclassifiable music, the American singer and gifted pianist...also in this article
Civil Rights Activist, Pianist, Singer, Journalist / 1933 - 2003Nina Simone sang a mix of jazz, blues and folk music in the 1950s and '60s. A civil rights activist, she wrote songs promoting the Civil Rights Movement.
Guest ContributorApril 2, 2013 by Tim Ott
The arrival of spring brings the start of another baseball season, and with it an American tradition as occasionally awkward as a slow dance at a junior prom: the...also in this article
Academic, Supreme Court Justice, U.S. President / 1857 - 1930
William Howard Taft, the 27th president of the United States, fulfilled a lifelong dream when he was appointed chief justice of the Supreme Court, becoming the only person to have served as both a U.S. chief justice and president.