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Jacob Lawrence, American painter. He created paintings that looked like stories.

Benjamin Bannaker- son of a former slave and a former indentured servant. He was a genius at math and engineering. He helped design the nation capital of Washington D.C. Harriet Tubman was a slave who escaped to Countee Cullen, poet: What is Africa to me: Copper sun or scarlet sea, Jungle star and jungle track, Strong bronzed me, or regal black.

freedom. She then spent many years of her life going back and helping other slaves escape to freedom.

Peter Salem was a freed slave who fought in the Revolutionary War. He fought at the Battle of Concord and again at Bunker Hill. He fired the first shot to kill a British soldier.

Crispus Attucks was the first person to die in the American Revolution. He was at the scene of the Boston Massacre and died on the spot.