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#1 Matt Foley

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 06:58 PM

Was it MLK? Muhammad Ali? BHO? Steve Smith? State your choice and post your argument here.

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 07:03 PM

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 07:04 PM

Was it MLK? Muhammad Ali? BHO? Steve Smith? State your choice and post your argument here.


George Washington Carver. He was an African American version of Thomas Edison. A brilliant man who contributed a great deal to Southern agriculture and society.

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 07:16 PM

To avoid some obvious names I will go with Garrett Augustus Morgan. The inventor of the "modern" traffic light.
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Posted 20 January 2009 - 07:24 PM

Big Daddy Kane.

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 07:32 PM

too broad of a question. too many great things by too many great people. could you pick the greatest white person? that's kind of a silly question isn't it?

neil degrasse tyson and cornell west are on my list of favorite living people in general.

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 07:39 PM

too broad of a question. too many great things by too many great people. could you pick the greatest white person? that's kind of a silly question isn't it?

neil degrasse tyson and cornell west are on my list of favorite living people in general.


I could pick the greatest white American. Ronald Wilson Reagan, baby.

I gotta go with my homeboy, Cassius Clay. So sad that Parkinson's has taken away his ability to speak. He really is a great guy, and not just a great athlete. I don't think he had anything for Tyson, though. Ali in his prime and Tyson in his prime? TKO in three.

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 07:43 PM

George Washington Carver. He was an African American version of Thomas Edison. A brilliant man who contributed a great deal to Southern agriculture and society.


I agree with this assessment.

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 07:54 PM

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 08:18 PM

I dont think a sports figure should be in the running for greatest African American, there are so many others that have done a lot for the advancement of their people. MLK has to be up near the top for me.