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 1. Francis Hillman (Scrapper) Blackwell, blues guitarist and singer; best known as half of the guitar-piano duo he formed with Leroy Carr in the late 1920s and early 1930s, he was an acoustic single-note picker in the Chicago blues and Piedmont blues style, with some critics noting that he veered towards jazz.   “KoKoMo Blues

 

 

 2. Nina Simone (Eunice Waymon), Songstress, “I Love You Porgy,” “Trouble in Mind”.  In the 1960’s She was one of the first Black Artist to bring subjects like racism, bigotry, civil rights and political activism to popular music.  Her best known and most popular song of this genre was 1969’s “To Be Young Gifted and Black”  top 10 on R&B Charts,  Other songs in the same vein included “Old Jim Crow”,  “Blacklash Blues” and “Why? The King Of Love Is Dead”.  

 3. Barbara Charline Jordan, was from Texas. the first African American woman elected to the House of Representatives.  She served as a congresswoman in the United States House of Representatives from 1973 to 1979.  

4. John Lewis, founder and chairman of SNCC in the 1960’s civil rights struggle, has represented Georgia’s 5th congressional district  in the United States House of Representatives since 1987. The district encompasses almost all of Atlanta.  

 

 6. Aunjanue Ellis,  actress known for her roles in Ray and in Undercover Brother, and on television in The Mentalist.

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