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Rita Dove

1. Rita Frances Dove, Poet and author. She was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1993, the second African American to be appointed, and received a second special appointment in 1999. Dove is the second African American to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1987, and the Poet Laureate of Virginia, 2004 – 2006.

Darren Lewis

3. Darren Joel Lewis,  is a former center fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Oakland Athletics (1990), San Francisco Giants (1991–1995), Cincinnati Reds (1995), Chicago White Sox (1996–1997), Los Angeles Dodgers (1997) and Boston Red Sox (1998–2001); he played his final season in 2002 with the Chicago Cubs. Despite being traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 31, 2002, Lewis refused to report to the Pirates, choosing to retire instead.

During his 13-year career, he established himself as one of top base stealers of the 1990s. He also was very good defensively. He won an NL Gold Glove Award as a member of the Giants in 1994. He made post season appearances with the Reds in 1995, and in 1998, 1999 with the Red Sox.

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