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Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, we put together a slideshow of some of the most influential African-Americans in US History, and where you can go to learn more about them.

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Civil-rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) remains the most iconic figure of the American civil-rights movement. He is known for his teachings of nonviolence, and a memorial to honor his life is currently under construction in Washington, DC. To learn more about Dr. King, visit the King Center in Atlanta, GA.

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