Famous People

Sheku Kanneh-Mason

The British cellist was the first black musician to win the BBC's Young Musician of the Year since its launch 38 years earlier. On May 19, 2018, Kanneh-Mason performed as part of the musical selections for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

Meghan Markle worked as a freelance calligrapher to support herself between early acting jobs. Her first appearance on screen was a small role as a nurse in an episode of the daytime soap opera General Hospital. She is to become a member of the British royal family upon her appending marriage to Prince Harry on 19 May 2018.

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Lauryn Hill

She is best known for being a member of the Fugees and for her critically acclaimed solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which won numerous awards and broke several sales records.

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Al Jarreau

While in San Francisco in the 1960s, Jarreau started performing at jazz clubs. He went on to team up with George Duke to form a jazz trio.

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Gwen Ifill

Gwen Ifill became the first African American woman to host a major political TV show with Washington Week in Review. She was the moderator and managing editor of Washington Week and co-anchor and co-managing editor, with Judy Woodruff, of PBS NewsHour, both of which air on PBS.

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Muhammad Ali

An American professional boxer, nicknamed "The Greatest", Ali was involved in several historic boxing matches. In 2015, Ali released his memoir The Greatest: My Own Story, which chronicles the battles he faced in and out of the ring. It was edited by Nobel Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison.

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Diana Ross

She is a founding member and lead singer of The Supremes during the 1960s. In 1993, the Guinness Book of World Records declared Ross the most successful female music artist in history.

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Eric Holder

Eric Himpton Holder, Jr. (born January 21, 1951) served as the 82nd Attorney General of the United States, from 2009 to 2015. Holder, serving in the administration of President Barack Obama, is the first African American to hold the position of U.S. Attorney General.

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