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profile name: Jesse Jackson profile occupation: Civil Rights Activist, Minister, Journalist
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profile name: Hugh Hefner profile occupation: Entrepreneur
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profile name: Suze Orman profile occupation: Entrepreneur, Talk Show Host, Journalist
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profile name: Temple Grandin profile occupation: Educator, Biologist, Writer
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profile name: Roger Ebert profile occupation: Film Critic, Talk Show Host, Journalist
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profile name: Robert L. Johnson profile occupation: Entrepreneur
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Black History Month brings to the forefront the inspiring stories of African-American icons—many of whom overcame great odds to leave their mark on the United States. In celebration of Black History Month, explore our Black History collection and learn more about the black individuals who have made extraordinary achievements in their fields, including inventors such as George Washington Carver, activists like Malcolm X and Rosa Parks, athletes such as Willie Mays and Michael Jordan, and entertainers like Bessie Smith and Oprah Winfrey. Their names, as well as their personal histories, have become synonymous with the rich legacy that is African-American culture.
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Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner
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Bootleggers, smugglers, drug dealers, hit men—all these occupations are the provenance of mobsters, who operate in ethnic, family and business networks. Mobsters' real life crimes, and Hollywood's fascination with them, has earned them a special place in the American imagination. From Al Capone's Chicago crime ring to Bugsy Siegel's Las Vegas racket, these mobsters have made their names notorious from coast to coast.
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