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Black History Month By:Sonya Soto Martin Luther King jr. African American civil rights movement and peace movement. He was a clergyman activist. One of the greatest orators in U. S. history. Jackie Robinson • First African American Major league baseball player. • Broke the baseball color line when he debuted the Brooklyn Dodgers. • First African American vice president of major American corporation. Abraham Lincoln • He ended slavery. • Ranked by scholars greatest U.S. president of them all. • The mission of the Abraham Lincoln foundation of the Union league is to preserve and develop the collections of the Union league and utilize them and educate and inspire the community. Rosa Parks • Prompted the first major civil rights demonstration in America. • Harriet Tubman • African American abolitionist,huma nitarian and Union spy during the American civil war. • Made thirteen mission to rescue over seventy slaves. • She was a slave and she escaped to Philadelphia and went back to Maryland to rescue her family.