6 African Americans We Wish Were Still Alive Today!!

1. Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs. Dr. King died at age 39 on April 4, 1968.
2. Jimi Hendrix
James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix was an extraordinaire guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Hendrix mainstream career only spanned for four years, yet he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. Hendrix died at the age of 28 in 1970.

3. Bob Marley
Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley OM was a Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter, musician, and one of the greatest guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim. Marley died at age 36 on May 11, 1981.
4. Prince Roger Nelson
Prince Roger Nelson  known by his stage name Prince, was a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor. He was also a major figure in popular music for over three decades, who was widely-known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, and wide vocal range. Prince died at age 57 on 2016.
5. Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye was a singer, songwriter and musician. He helped shape the sound of Motown Records, first as an in house session player in the 1960s and later as a solo artist with a string of hits, including How Sweet It Is and I Heard It Through the Grapevine. Gaye died at the age of 45 in 1984.
6. Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman was an American abolitionist, humanitarian, and an armed scout and spy for the United States Army during the American Civil War. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made some thirteen missions to rescue approximately seventy enslaved families and friends. Tubman died on Mar 10, 1913.

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