TRUMP. “NOBODY HAS EVER DONE MORE FOR THE BLACK COMMUNITY THAN HE HAS” I WOULD NOW LIKE TO PRESENT A PARTIAL LIST OF THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE DONE MORE FOR THE BLACK COMMUNITY THAN TRUMP.

Asante used five factors in establishing the list:

“significance in the general progress of African-Americans toward full equality in the American social and political system”
“self-sacrifice and a willingness to take great risks for the collective good”
“unusual will and determination in the face of great danger and against the most stubborn odds”
“a consistent posture toward raising the social, cultural and economic status of African Americans”
“personal achievement that reveals the best qualities of the African American people”
Reference and User Services Quarterly reviewed the list positively in 2003, while noting the subjectivity in judging greatness, particularly for contemporary individuals.[1]

The list
Hank Aaron
Ira Aldridge
Muhammad Ali
Richard Allen
Marian Anderson
Maya Angelou
Arthur Ashe
Crispus Attucks
James Baldwin
Benjamin Banneker
Amiri Baraka
Romare Bearden
Mary McLeod Bethune
Guion Bluford
Arna Bontemps
Edward W. Brooke
Gwendolyn Brooks
Blanche K. Bruce
Ralph Bunche
George Washington Carver
Shirley Chisholm
Kenneth B. Clark
John Henrik Clarke
John Coltrane
Bill Cosby
Alexander Crummell
Countee Cullen
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.
Martin R. Delany
Frederick Douglass
Charles Drew
W. E. B. Du Bois
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Katherine Dunham
Duke Ellington
James Forten
John Hope Franklin
Henry Highland Garnet
Marcus Garvey
Prince Hall
Fannie Lou Hamer
Lorraine Hansberry
Dorothy Height
Matthew Henson
Charles Hamilton Houston
Langston Hughes
Zora Neale Hurston
Jesse Jackson
Mae Jemison
Jack Johnson
James Weldon Johnson
John H. Johnson
Percy Julian
Ernest Just
Maulana Karenga
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Edmonia Lewis
Alain Locke
Joe Louis
Thurgood Marshall
Benjamin E. Mays
Elijah McCoy
Claude McKay
Oscar Micheaux
Dorie Miller
Garrett Morgan
Toni Morrison
Elijah Muhammad
Jesse Owens
Rosa Parks
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
Colin Powell
A. Philip Randolph
Hiram Revels
Paul Robeson
Jackie Robinson
John Russwurm
Arturo Schomburg
Benjamin “Pop” Singleton
Mary Church Terrell
William Monroe Trotter
Sojourner Truth
Harriet Tubman
Kwame Ture
Henry McNeal Turner
Nat Turner
David Walker
Madame C. J. Walker
Booker T. Washington
Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Phillis Wheatley
Walter F. White
Roy Wilkins
Daniel Hale Williams
August Wilson
Oprah Winfrey
Tiger Woods
Carter G. Woodson
Richard Wright
Malcolm X

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