Name This African American Pioneer Quiz

  1. Surgeon and Scientist.

  2. Medical director in charge of collecting and drying blood plasma to be used for transfusions on the battlefield during World War 11.

  3. Organizer and first director of the American Red Cross Blood Bank in New York City.

  4. Work in blood plasma banks served as a model for the system of blood banks throughout the world.

  5. Died April 1, 1950, in Burlington, North Carolina.

    WHO WAS THIS BLACK PIONEER IN MEDICINE & SCIENCE?

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WHO AM I?
Political and civil rights leader. Born on October 6, 1917, in Montgomery County, Mississippi. I joined the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Ruleville, Mississippi. In 1962, I became the SNCC field secretary and a registered voter in 1963, and helped start the Delta Ministry, an extensive community development program; helped found the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.

I became the first African-American woman along with Victoria Gray and Annie Devine to ever sit, although temporarily on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. I founded the Freedom Farms Corporation, a nonprofit venture to help needy families to raise food and livestock. I died on March 14, 1977, in Mound Bayou, Mississippi.

Who was this African-American Political and Civil Rights Leader?
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