Famous People Born in Massachusetts
John F. Kennedy
Civil Rights Activist, U.S. President, U.S. Representative / 1917 - 1963
John F. Kennedy, the 35th U.S. president, negotiated the Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty and initiated the Alliance for Progress. He was assassinated in 1963.
Edgar Allan Poe
W.E.B. Du Bois
Educator, Civil Rights Activist, Journalist / 1868 - 1963
W.E.B. Du Bois was one of the most important African-American activists during the first half of the 20th century. He co-founded the NAACP and supported Pan-Africanism.
Susan B. Anthony
Civil Rights Activist, Women's Rights Activist, Editor, Publisher, Journalist / 1820 - 1906
Susan B. Anthony was a suffragist, abolitionist, author and speaker who was the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
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