Throughout the United States and the world, powerful and notable contributions have been made by African Americans. Many heroes and great heroines, through much perseverance and unparalleled determination pioneered liberties and civil right of all people. Many freedoms would not have graced the world had it not been for such legends as James Meredith, A. Philip Randolph, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Featured Spotlight: Zora Neal Hurston

Zora NealZora Neal Hurston was an American folklorist, author and anthropologist during the Harlem Renaissance. She was born on January 7, 1891. In 1918, Hurston began undergraduate studies at Howard University. She later later received a B.A in anthropology from Bernard College. Hurston published four novels, more than 50 short stories, essays and plays. Hurston's work slid into obscurity for decades until 1975 when Alice Walker's essay "In Search of Zora Neal Hurston" revived interest in the author. Hurston is best known for her novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God.

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Henry Highland Garnet

Henry Highland Garnet was an American abolitionist, minister, educator and orator. Having escaped with his family as a child from slavery in Maryland, he grew up in New York City.

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