One of Major League Baseball's greatest players.
A writer and poet, her work has been recognized throughout the world.
The first African-American woman to ever win an Academy Award for Best
An American pianist, singer, and songwriter who shaped the sound of
rhythm and blues.
Known as the 'Queen of Soul', Franklin has mastered the many genres of
music, including jazz, rock, blues, pop, R&B and gospel.
Was one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.
The greatest pop icon of the 20th century.
The most infamous basketball player of all time.
|Martin Luther King Jr.
An influential and pivotal leader during the Civil Rights Movement. A
national holiday is recognized for his achievements.
One of the greatest female athletes of all time.
The current president of the United States of America, and the only
African American to ever hold the position.
| Rosa Parks
A pioneer in the Civil Rights Movement, Parks was later called the
"Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement" by the U.S. Congress.
The first African-American Major League Baseball player of the modern
| Clarence Thomas
The second African American elected to the United States Supreme
Court; was named the 106th Associate Justice of the Supreme Court in
| Harriet Tubman
She was an abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the U.S.
Civil War; her work and efforts saved countless men and women through
the Underground Railroad.
| Denzel Washington
The second African American man to win the Academy Award for Best
An African American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record
producer. His work is world-renowned.
Professional golfer whose achievements rank him among the most
successful golfers of all time.