Role this particular leader played in African American History

Students should write an essay with a thesis statement on one of African American figures. The essay should include background information on the leader. Students should also address the role this particular leader played in African American History. Specifically, what accomplishments or contributions did this individual make to society etc., include important dates and details.

Please add your own voice in your papers. A rule of thumb: 10% direct quotes, 70% paraphasing from scholars or historians (both requiring citiations) and 10% in your own words to add value to the discussion.

Each paper must be typed, double-spaced, and 12 inch font. You must provide at least 2 references in MLA format. Each paper should be at least 4 pages and no more than 6 pages in length. Grammar and spelling count!