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Education

Mary Peake helped lay the foundation for excellence in the education
of black Americans. In the mid1800s, Peake founded several
black schools in Virginia, including
the first in Hampton. Peake began
teaching slaves and free blacks
during a period in American history,
before the Civil War, when it was unpopular and in some places illegal to
do so. Peake made certain that her
students knew the value of the education they were receiving and that
they felt pride in themselves and in
their heritage. She was a teacher of
both children and adults. She died
in 1862

MARY S. PEAKE

Preforming Artist

SIDNEY POITIER

Sidney Poitier was the first African American to win an Academy
Award for “Best Performance by
An Actor” – for “Lilies of the Field”
in 1963. His first movie was in
1949 when he was cast in “No
Way Out.” Since that time he has
starred in many other movies including “Guess Who’s Coming to
Dinner” and “To Sir With Love.“

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