Jacqueline Joyner-Kersee is an American retired track and field athlete, ranked among the all-time greatest athletes in the heptathlon as well as long jump. She won three gold, one silver, and two bronze Olympic medals, in those two events at four different Olympic Games. Continue reading Profile: Jackie Joyner-Kersee (1962-)
Nikole Hannah-Jones is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American investigative journalist known for her coverage of civil rights in the United States.
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Jamesetta Hawkins, best known as Etta James was an American singer who performed in various genres, including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz and gospel. Continue reading Profile: Etta James (1938-2012)
Clara Stanton Jones was the first African-American president of the American Library Association, serving as its acting president from April 11 to July 22 in 1976 and then its president from July 22, 1976 to 1977. She was also appointed the director of the Detroit Public Library (1970–1978), becoming the first African-American director of a major city public library in the United States.
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