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  Phyllis Wheatley  Alvin Johnson  Anne Sexton   Ralph Ellison  Shirley Povich

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Image credits:

Phyllis Wheatley: Engraving after Scipio Moorhead; frontispiece to her Poems on Various Subjects. Courtesy of the Library of Congress (LC-USZ62-40054 ).

Alvin Johnson: Courtesy of the Library of Congress (LC-USZ62-116973 ).

Anne Sexton: Courtesy of the Library of Congress (LC-USZ62-109698).

Ralph Ellison: Courtesy of the National Archives (61-8989, 306-PS-A).

Shirley Povich: Holding the first edition of Who's Who of American Women, which mistakenly included his name, 1959. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.