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Who: Thomas Jefferson, he was an American founding father, the principal author of the declaration of independence (1776), and the third president of the United states. Thomas Jefferson was a spokesman  of democracy, embraced the principle of republicanism and the rights of man with worldwide influence. At the beginning of the American Revolution, he served in the continental congress, representing Virginia and than served as a wartime governor of Virginia (1779-1781). I believe that Thomas Jefferson was a very brave man and a man who fought for independence and for people’s rights. Information taken from the World Wide Web:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Jefferson

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who: James Weldon Johnson (June 17,1871- June 26,1938). James Weldon Johnson was an American author, educator, lawyer, diplomat, songwriter, and civil rights activist. Johnson is best remembered for his leadership with the National Association for the Advancement of colored people (NAACP), where he started working in 1917, being chosen as the first black executive secretary of the organization, effectively the operating officer. He was first known for his writing, which includes poems, novels and anthologies. I believe that James Johnson Weldon was a great man and something about his life that really impressed me was the fact that he was the first African American admitted to the Florida Bar exam, he was also the first black in Duval County to seek admission to the state Bar. Information taken from the World Wide Web: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Weldon_Johnson

 

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