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    Musicians
    Ella Fitzgerald
    Ella Fitzgerald What's the Word? Scat is a form of improvisational jazz singing, in which the human voice is used to deliver melodies rather than lyrics. Ella Fitzgerald was the supreme practitioner of this form. One of the most acclaimed artis...
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    Civil Rights
    Rosa Parks
    Rosa Parks The courageous refusal of Rosa Parks to yield her seat on a Birmingham bus sparked the historic bus boycott in that city. In a March 1999, article, Ebony magazine named her one of the 100 most important African American women of the t...
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    African-American Women
    Famous African-American Women Quiz
    Do you know why these African-American women have made history? Take our quiz. ...
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    African-American Women
    Shirley Chisholm
    Shirley Chisholm After being elected into the U.S. House of Representatives in 1968, Shirley Chisholm, the outspoken congresswoman from New York's Bedford-Stuyvesant area, drew stares of disbelief when she announced in 1972 that she was running ...
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    African-American Women
    Oprah Winfrey
    Oprah Winfrey A one-woman cultural phenomenon, Oprah Winfrey has steadily enlarged her media influence beyond the daytime talk-show format she conquered and has dominated since the mid-1980s. She is notable for her unique bond with American wome...