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    Scott Joplin

    King of Ragtime

    Scott Joplin was an African-American composer and pianist. He achieved fame for his ragtime compositions and was dubbed the King of Ragtime. During his brief career, he wrote 44 original ragtime pieces, one ragtime ballet, and two operas.

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    Hank Aaron

    Inductee, National Baseball Hall of Fame

    Hank Aaron is a retired American Major League Baseball (MLB) right fielder. He played 21 seasons for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves in the National League (NL) and two seasons for the Milwaukee Brewers in the American League (AL), from 1954 through 1976.

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    Slipknot

    Recording Group

    Slipknot is an American heavy metal band from Des Moines, Iowa. The band was founded in 1995 by percussionist Shawn Crahan, drummer Joey Jordison and bassist Paul Gray. The band has sold 30 million records worldwide.

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    Bessie Smith

    Empress of the Blues

    Bessie Smith was an African-American blues singer. Nicknamed the Empress of the Blues, she was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. She is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era.

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    Crispus Attucks

    Stevedore

    Crispus Attucks was a stevedore of African and Native American descent, widely regarded as the first person killed in the Boston Massacre and thus the first American killed in the American Revolution. He became an icon of the anti-slavery movement.

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    Edmonia Lewis

    Sculptor
    Art

    Edmonia Lewis was an American sculptor who worked for most of her career in Rome, Italy. Born free in New York, she was the first woman of African-American and Native American heritage to achieve international fame and recognition as a sculptor.

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    Garrett Morgan

    Inventor

    Garrett Morgan was an African-American inventor and businessman as well as an influential political leader. His most notable inventions were the three position traffic signal and smoke hood.

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    Anne Cox Chambers

    Co-Owner, Cox Enterprises

    Anne Cox Chambers, daughter of Governor James M. Cox and Cox Enterprises board member, passed away at the age of 100. For 33 years, she co-owned Cox Enterprises with Barbara Cox, her sister and the mother of Cox Enterprises Chairman Jim Kennedy.

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    Marcus Garvey

    Founder, Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League

    Marcus Garvey was a Jamaican political activist, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator. He was the founder and first President-General of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (commonly known as UNIA).

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    Joe Louis

    Professional Boxer

    Joe Louis was an American professional boxer who competed from 1934 to 1951. He reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1949, and is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all-time.

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