Know Your Notables -- Full Set
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He received a patent for the telegraph and in 1844 sent the first message by telegraph in the U.S.
Alexander Graham Bell
She was an abolitionist and she delivered her famous "Ain't I a Woman?" speech in 1851 advocating for equal rights for women and African Americans.
In 2001, he became the first African American to serve as U.S. Secretary of State.
In 1870, Hiram Revels became the first African American U.S. Senator.
He completed the Cherokee syllabary in 1821.
She was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama in December 1955 for refusing to give up her seat on a city bus to a white passenger and has since been called by Congress “the first lady of civil rights.”
Sonia Sotomayor is a Supreme Court Justice.
He invented the Kodak camera, which was first sold to the public in 1888.
He was the first Supreme Court Chief Justice of the United States
Aaron Burr was the Vice President of the U.S. when he killed Alexander Hamilton in aduel in July 1804. In a separate matter, in 1807, he was arrested for treason, butwas acquitted at trial.
First Lady who was the wife of the 32nd President. After she was First Lady, she was a U.S. delegate to the United Nations and Chair of the United Nations Human Rights Commission.
Hillary Clinton was the wife of the 42nd President.
In 1972, he and Barbara Jordan became the first African Americans in the 1900s who were elected to Congress from former Confederate states.
In 1881, Tuskegee University (then known by a different name) was founded and Booker T. Washington was one of its first principals.
Booker T. Washington
He was the the first territorial governor in the Utah Territory in the mid-1800s.
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