Social Sciences

Richard Allen

Jul 31st, 2010 | By
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1760-1831 Richard Allen was raised as a slave in the century leading to the American Civil War, but managed to obtain his freedom and went on to a religious career as an itinerant preacher. Later, after an experience with racism in a Philadelphia church, he embarked on a path of activism and devotion that led
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Harriet Tubman

Jun 11th, 2010 | By
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1821? – 1913  Known as the “Moses of her people,” Harriet Tubman was born a slave of purely African ancestry. She escaped to freedom and risked her life to save over 300 slaves, including her own parents, in 19 separate “freedom trips” on the Underground Railroad. During the Civil War, Tubman worked for the Union
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jun 11th, 2010 | By
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1929-1968  Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the most important and significant African Americans of all time.  But his greatness of stature is best measured by his impact on all Americans, and indeed the entire global community in support of humanitarianism, universal dignity for all people, and nonviolent courageous action for positive social change.
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