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Black History Month
This month we highlight Britannica’s extensive coverage of African Americans by focusing on individuals who have made a significant contribution in a particular field. While the work of some, such as Martin Luther King, Jr., is well known, the achievements of others are less heralded. Click on the links below to explore Britannica’s coverage of these individuals, who represent many different professions and interests.

Black History Month
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Jackie Robinson
Bessie Coleman

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Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

Biography of Jackie Robinson, who became the first African American major league baseball player. Preview this e-book now. E-mail us at to learn more.

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