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DIRECTIONS: Find the capitalization, punctuation, spelling, or grammar error in each sentence below. Mark the error clearly; then insert the change you would make to correct the sentence.

  1. Sojourner Truth was born Isabella Baumfree in 1797 in hurley, New York.

  2. Jazz musician Louis Armstrong was born so poor that the walls of his family's home were decorated with pictures torn from the sunday newspaper.

  3. Martin Luther King Jr. skipped the ninth and 12th grades and start college at age 15.

  4. Boxing champ Joe Louis kept his heavyweight title for more than 11 yeers.

  5. At a 1935 track meet, Jesse Owens broke three world's records and tie a fourth.

  6. In Febuary 1926, Carter Woodson started Black History Week.

  7. George Washington Carver were the first black man to graduate from Iowa State University.

  8. Roberto Clemente was born August 14 1934, in Carolina, Puerto Rico.

  9. Booker T. Washington started a school in Alabama where black children were taught carpentry, printing, shoemaking farming, and other skills that would get them through life.

  10. "I never lost a passenger" said Harriet Tubman, who led more than 300 slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad.

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