Who are some examples of African American Role Models in the 1980s and 1990s?

Mae C. Jemison. The first black woman to become a U.S. astronaut, she flew into space as a member of the crew of the space shuttle Endeavor in 1992.

Toni Morrison. In 1983, she became the first black woman novelist to win a Pulitzer Prize, which was awarded to her for her novel Beloved; in 1993, Morrison became the first African American to win the Nobel Prize in literature.

Robert C. Maynard. He bought the Oakland Tribune in 1983 for $22 million, becoming the first black owner of a major mainstream daily newspaper.

who are some examples of african american role models in the 1980s and 1990s

Michael Jordan. The Chicago Bulls superstar won his sixth consecutive National Basketball Association scoring title in 1992; by the end of the 1996-97 season, he had won the scoring title nine times in all.

Tiger Woods. In 1997, this twenty-one-year-old became the youngest person, and the first person of African descent, to win the Masters golf championship.

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