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Famous Black

people in History
By Timothy Hatcher,
Bryan Moreno, and,
Gazment Merkaj

Luther King

Marten Luther King Jr

Born: January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Death: April 4, 1968 age 39, Memphis, Tennessee.
Cause of death: Assassination.
Spouse: Coretta Scott King.
Kids: Yolanda Denise King 19552007, Martin Luther King III 1957, Dexter
Scott King, 1961, and Bernice Albertine King 1963.


Born: January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia.
Death: Heart problems and diabetes complications on October 24, 1972, in
Stamford, Connecticut.
Education: John Muir High School, Pasadena Junior College, University of
California, Los Angeles
Career: Jackie Robinson became the first black player in the major leagues in
1947, signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers. 1955, he helped the Dodgers win
the World Series. He retired in 1957 with a career batting average of .311.
Life: He youngest of five children, Robinson was raised in relative poverty by a
single mother. excellent athlete and played four sports: football, basketball,
track, and baseball. He was named the region's Most Valuable Player in
baseball in 1938. Robinson's older brother, Matthew Robinson, inspired Jackie
to pursue his talent and love for athletics. Matthew won a silver medal in the
200-meter dashjust behind Jesse Owensat the 1936 Olympic Games in


Frederick Douglass
Born/Death: 1818-1895
Grow up: Talbot County, Maryland.
Famous: Frederick Douglass was a former slave who escaped and became a
powerful anti-slavery orator. Douglass wrote three autobiographies describing
his experiences as a slave and then gaining his freedom. His writings and
speeches became powerful testimonies to support the abolition of slavery.
Made him famous: Frederick Douglass was a former slave who escaped and
became a powerful anti-slavery orator.
Struggles: Mom died at 10, brought up by his grandmother until the age of
seven, when he was sent to Baltimore to serve Hugh Auld, Douglas was
taught to read by the wife of his Master Sophia Auld. Douglas had fond
memories of Sophia and felt he was treated like a human being.


Phillis Wheatley
Born and Death:1753-1784
Grew up: West Africa, Gambia Or Senegal
Death: She died in December 5, 1784 at the age 31 the city she died in was in
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
She went to Old south Meeting House which was a Church, The date and
place where she was born is not documented, in July 11, 1761 she was taken
on a slave ship called the Phillis and was owned by Timothy Fitch. She started
writhing because Women did not have the rights to read or wright, so they
would sneaked them in the pockets so when no guards are around they could
or memories them.