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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-08 03:22 PM
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149. List of famous black Americans
http://www.iasb.uscourts.gov/Community/section6.pdf

This list, with short bios, covers black people from all fields of endeavor throughout US history. Of course, it isn't a complete and total list. There are entries from Crispus Attucks and Benjamin Banneker to Tiger Woods. The list is a good starting point for researching the lives of famous black Americans.

I've found some glaring errors, omissions, and questions. There's an entry for supermodel Iman, who is from Somalia; but no entries for Beverly Johnson or Donyale Luna, the first black US born supermodels. There's no entry for Jackie Ormes, first black woman cartoonist. The entry for Diana Ross has her winning the Best Actress Oscar, in truth, she was nominated for Best Actress (Lady Sings The Blues). The entry on Tiger Woods is open to interpretation; he's the first in the modern professional era of golf to win the Big Four Tournaments. Bobby Jones was the first to do in 1930.

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