“I like thinking big. If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big.” — Donald Trump

Never think of yourself as being too small to carry out a great idea. There are countless numbers of successful people who got their start from a much humbler set of circumstances than your own. Never let that be an excuse to stop or not take action to begin with — there’s always a way, find it!

Born a slave in Virginia, became a Baptist convert in 1837

Born a slave in Virginia, became a Baptist convert in 1837

(1812-1901) JOHN JASPER Born a slave in Virginia, became a Baptist convert in 1837. He eventually answered the call to preach, and
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Was the first and only African American correspondent for a major daily newspaper during the Civil War

Was the first and only African American correspondent for a major daily newspaper during the Civil War

(1834-1892) THOMAS MORRIS CHESTER Was the first and only African American correspondent for a major daily newspaper during the Civil
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“The old flag never touched the ground, boys”

“The old flag never touched the ground, boys”

(Dates Unknown) WILLIAM H. CARNEY Was a brave Civil War soldier who carried the colors for the 54th Massachusetts Colored infantry and
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Contributed to the fields of cellular physiology and fertilization

Contributed to the fields of cellular physiology and fertilization

(1883-1941) ERNEST EVERETT JUST Contributed to the fields of cellular physiology and fertilization. He was one of just 12 zoologist
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Devoted her entire life to fighting for African and women’s right through out the world

Devoted her entire life to fighting for African and women’s right through out the world

(1863-1954) MARY CHURCH TERRELL Devoted her entire life to fighting for African and women’s right through out the world. She was
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She invented hair softener and a straightening comb

She invented hair softener and a straightening comb

(1869-1919) MADAME C.J. WALKER Was a “rags –to – riches “ success story- she was orphaned at seven, married at
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One of his best known patented inventions was a smoke protector/safety hood

One of his best known patented inventions was a smoke protector/safety hood

(1875-1963) GARRET A. MORGAN Was a progressive business man and scientific inventor in Cleveland, Ohio during the early 1990s. One
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Organized   the National Association of Professional Baseball clubs in 1920

Organized the National Association of Professional Baseball clubs in 1920

(1879-1930) ANDREW “RUBE" FOSTER Organized the National Association of Professional Baseball clubs in 1920. Foster a former pitcher
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She refused to give up her seat in a ‘white only” railroad car

She refused to give up her seat in a ‘white only” railroad car

(1862-1931) IDA B. WELLS BARNETT Began teaching at age 14. She lost a teaching job years later by refusing to give up
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Has often been called the “poet of the African American People

Has often been called the “poet of the African American People

(1902-1967) LANGSTON HUGHES Has often been called the “poet of the African American People. “He has used almost every form of writing
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