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NH Dave BS: PBS mini-series: African American Lives (6) RE: BS: PBS mini-series: African American Lives 03 Feb 06


Unfortunately Jesse Jackson is nothing but a carpetbagger, out to promote Jesse Jackson as much as possible. If you want to talk about notable Black Americans, think of Frederick Douglass, born a slave, became a member of Congress; George Washington Carver, born a slave, researcher into the peanut and general agricultur chemist; Booker T. Washington, born a slave, became an educator, founded Tuskegee Institute a college for blacks; William E. Duboise, born in the north, sstudied at Harvard and Berlin, was the first recognised Social Scientist, formed a group that later was part of the beginning of the NAACP; Benjamin O. Davis, first black general in the Army; Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., his son, graduated from West Point, became the second black line officer in the Army, his father was the other, was a Tuskegee Airman - learned to fly at Tuskegee Institute, first black general in the USAF; Daniel "Chappie" James, also earned his wings at Tuskegee - the Tuskegee Airmen wear an all black fighter outfit operating from Italy in WWII. No bomber flight, escorted by the Tuskegee Airmen, ever lost an aircraft to enemy action, flew in WWII, Korea, and Viet Nam; Justice Thurgood Marshall, first black Justice of the Supreme Court; Colin Powell, Army General, served in Korea & Viet Nam, First black Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, first black Secretary of State; Condoleeza Rice, PhD, NationalSecurity Advisor, first black Secretary of State; Martin Luther King; Bill Cosby, black humorist, Dr of Education; Sammy Davis Jr., noted black dancer and singer; and the list goes on.

Jesse Jackson can neither hold a candle to any of these people, but isn't fit to hold a light FOR any of them either.

Dave


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