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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 1984 Calendar of Black History
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led off the fleet of exemplary leaders in Aetna's 1984 calendar celebrating African Americans who aspired for greatness and achieved their goals. Dr. King was followed by individuals such as Jean Baptiste Pointe Du Sable, who discovered the "windy city," now known as Chicago; W.E.B. Du Bois, who played an important role in the establishment of the NAACP; Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African American Pulitzer Prize winner for her book "Annie Allen"; and George Washington Carver, whose work as a research scientist helped bolster American agriculture during the first half of the 20th century.

George Washington Carver  |  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Harriet Tubman

Picture of George Washington Carver
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