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    Chelsea Clinton

    Author

    Chelsea Clinton is an American author and global health advocate. She is the only child of former United States President Bill Clinton and former United States Secretary of State and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

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    Phillis Wheatley

    1st Published African-American Poet

    Phillis Wheatley was the first published African-American female poet. Born in West Africa, she was sold into slavery at the age of seven or eight and transported to North America. She was purchased by the Wheatley family of Boston.

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    Alex Haley

    Author, "Roots: The Saga of an American Family"

    Alex Haley was an American writer and the author of the 1976 book "Roots: The Saga of an American Family". ABC adapted the book as a television miniseries of the same name and aired it in 1977 to a record-breaking audience of 130 million viewers.

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    Stephen King

    Author

    Stephen King is an author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which have been adapted into feature films, miniseries, television series, and comic books.

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    James Baldwin

    Author

    James Baldwin was an American novelist and social critic. His essays, as collected in "Notes of a Native Son" (1955), explore intricacies of racial, and class distinctions in Western societies, most notably in mid-20th-century America.

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    Steve Ditko

    Comics Artist

    Steve Ditko was an American comics artist and writer best known as the artist and co-creator, with Stan Lee, of the Marvel Comics superheroes Spider-Man and Doctor Strange. Ditko was inducted into the comics industry's Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1990.

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    Langston Hughes

    Poet

    Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry.

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    Stephanie Graegin

    Illustrator

    Stephanie Graegin is an illustrator. Her clients include Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Beach Lane Books, Carus Publishing, Dial Books for Young Readers, Disney Hyperion, eeBoo, Farrar Straus and Giroux, Google, and Little Brown for Young Readers.

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    Stan Lee

    Co-Creator of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, and Hundreds of Others

    Stan Lee is an comic-book writer, editor, and publisher. He was formerly editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, and later its publisher and chairman before leaving the company to become its chairman emeritus, as well as a member of the editorial board.

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    AJ Woodson

    Editor-in-Chief, Black Westchester

    AJ Woodson is Editor-In-Chief at Black Westchester and Co-Owner at Urban Soul Media Group, the parent company. He is a father, author, writer, rapper, radio personality, hip-hop historian, and a freelance journalist.

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