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Women's Rights Activist, U.S. First Lady, Government Official / 1947 -
When Hillary Clinton was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2001, she became the only American first lady to hold national office. She became the 67th U.S. secretary of state in 2009, serving until 2013.
Mayor / 1969 -
Newark Mayor Cory Booker is best known for his unorthodox approach to politics, for his revolutionizing reforms to Newark's crime rate and education, and for his personal willingness to help his constituents.
Educator, Civil Rights Activist, Women's Rights Activist, Legal Professional, Priest / 1910 - 1985
Reverend Pauli Murray was an American civil rights advocate and ordained priest. She is best known for furthering the civil rights and feminist causes.
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profile name: Hillary Clinton profile occupation: Women's Rights Activist, U.S. First Lady, Government Official
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profile name: Sonia Sotomayor profile occupation: Lawyer, Supreme Court Justice
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profile name: Martha Stewart profile occupation: Entrepreneur
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profile name: Ben Stein profile occupation: Actor, Economist, Lawyer
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profile name: Pauli Murray profile occupation: Educator, Civil Rights Activist, Women's Rights Activist, Legal Professional, Priest
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Many African-Americans left their country to escape the confines of racism, segregation and McCarthyism in the United States. As a result, an entirely new African-American subculture sprouted up in Europe, Africa and other countries abroad. A street in Paris is named after Josephine Baker, who found acceptance and fame in France that she couldn't achieve in the still-segregated United States. Marcus Garvey was a leader of the Back-to-Africa movement. And singer Nina Simone lived in several different countries, including Liberia, Switzerland, England and Barbados before eventually settling down in the South of France. Find out more about these African-American expats, and the new lives they made for themselves abroad, on Biography.com.
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A uniquely American genre, country music got its start in the South in the early 19th century, when immigrants blended their Old World sounds with African-American musical styles. But it was the lives of the musicians, as told in their songs, that turned country into one of the best-loved musical styles in the United States. Listeners could relate to Jimmie Rodgers' stories of the railroad in "The Brakeman's Blues"; Hank Williams' struggle with depression in tunes such as "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"; and the promise of finding someone to rely on in George Jones' "Walk Through This World With Me." And its the universal struggles of love, loss, joy and longing found in each country song that keeps this music—and its performers—relevant throughout time.
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