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Picture of Arthur R. Ashe Jr.: 1982Picture of Mary McLeod Bethune: 1983Picture of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: 1984Picture of Matilda A. Evans, M.D.: 1985Picture of Susan Maria Smith McKinney Steward: 1986Picture of Whitney M. Young Jr.: 1987Picture of Caroline V. Still Anderson: 1988Picture of Patricia Roberts Harris: 1989

The 1982 Calendar of Black History
Aetna's tradition of publishing its annual calendar honoring the history of African Americans began in 1982. During this inaugural year, Aetna recognized some of the nation's most influential African American leaders whose will, tenacity and courage enabled them to overcome obstacles and reach for greatness -- individuals such as Jackie Robinson, who changed the face of baseball forever; General Chappie James, who became the first African American to earn four stars in the Air Force; Garrett Morgan, whose traffic light invention is still used around the world today; Dr. Charles Drew, who ran the first American Red Cross blood bank; and Maggie Walker, who became the nation's first female bank president.

Arthur R. Ashe Jr.  |  Dr. Charles Drew  |  Sojourner Truth

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