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Making a Difference

Influential black leaders of today

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    Barack Obama.
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    Gwendolyn Brooks was the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1950.
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    Former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela.
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    Record Executive L.A. Reid.
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    Entertainment lawyer Johnny Cochran.
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    Current Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Michael Steele.
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    Former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice.
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    Poet and author, Dr. Maya Angelou.
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    Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1991, Maxine Waters.
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    Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993, Sanford Dixon Bishop Jr.
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    The 65th United States Secretary of State, Colin Powell. He is also a retired four-star general in the United States Army.
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    John Lewis has represented Georgia's 5th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives since 1987. He was also a leader in the Civil Rights Movement.
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    John Conyers, Jr. is a member of the United States House of Representatives representing Michigan's 14th congressional district, and longest serving incumbent African American member of the House.
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    Marian Wright Edelman is the president and founder of the Children's Defense Fund.