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Talented Black Americans with Disabilities

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Muhammad Ali
Dyslexic Role Model Fought in the Ring and for Racial and Social Justice
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Maya Angelou
Legendary Poet and Civil Rights Activist Who Had Disability, Inspires Generations
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Halle Berry
Living with Disability While Taking a Stand against Domestic Violence
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Simone Biles
Olympic & Disability Champion Makes History While Mesmerizing Many
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La’Rina Carolina
Pioneer breaking the inequality lines between deaf and hearing societies
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Lois Curtis
Woman with Mental and Intellectual Disabilities Fights for Freedom For All
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Andrea Dalzell
RN Who Uses a Wheelchair Treating COVID-19 Patients in NYC
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KiAnna Dorsey
Sharing the stories of underrepresented communities
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Missy Elliot
Grammy Winner Serves as Role Model for Young Women with Disabilities
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Haben Girma
Deafblind Civil Rights Lawyer Advocates for Disability Rights in Media
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Whoopi Goldberg
Talented Actress, Comedienne and Talk Show Host Lives with Dyslexia
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Claudia Gordon
First Female Deaf African American Lawyer, Anti-Discrimination Advocate
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Ketrina Hazell
“I am visible. I have worth. I can succeed.”
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Andrea Jennings
Black History Representation Matters in Arts Activism and Civic Leadership
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Daymond John
Clothing Entrepreneur, FUBU CEO and “Shark Tank” Star with Dyslexia
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Diana Elizabeth Jordan
Actress with Cerebral Palsy is Veteran of 40 Shows, Shorts and Movies
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Solange Knowles
Grammy-Winning Role Model for African American Performers with Disabilities
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Janet LaBreck
Pioneer of Change and Role Model for African American Women with Disabilities
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Tatiana Lee
Black Hollywood: The Struggle to Include Disability
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Laka Mitiku Negassa
Black Immigrant Woman and Brain Injury Survivor
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Clarence Page
Pulitzer-Winning Columnist Credits ADHD with Making Him a Better Journalist
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Dr. Nelle Richardson
“We are more than enough, and we are standing firmly in our truth!”
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Lauren “Lolo” Spencer
The Importance of Authentic Storytelling
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Justin Tapp
I am not the suffering Quasimodo dog with short neck syndrome
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Harriet Tubman
Legendary Poet and Civil Rights Activist with Epilepsy and TBI, Inspires Generations
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Donna Walton
Creates Nationwide Movement of Representation with Divas With Disabilities
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Lachi
NY Music Sensation & Ardent Disability Champion
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