Amanda Gorman is the youngest inaugural poet in U.S History. On Jan. 20, 2021, 22-year old Gorman read her work, “The Hill We Climb,” at
Category: Black History Month
Stacey Yvonne Abrams is a democratic politician, author, voting rights activist and lawyer. Abrams served in the Georgia House of Representatives for 11 years and
Raphael Warnock is now the first black Democratic senator representing the former Confederate state of Georgia.. He also became the 11th African American to serve the US Senate.
A literary genius and representative of black excellence, Angelou reminds young people that they are not confined to the circumstances of which they were born. She was living, breathing proof that those circumstances are just another reason to overcome.
Marian Anderson was one of the finest contraltos of her time. Anderson was an American singer who sung opera, classical, and spiritual music from 1925-1965. During her career, she traveled throughout Europe and the United States, and reached several accomplishments.
Wangari Maathai was the first black woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. She won the award in 2004 for her work as an environmental, political, and cultural activist. Her work has helped the grow hundred and thousands of trees, and worked against deforestation.
Bayard Rustin was an early civil rights activist and organizer, and was an advisor of Martin Luther King Jr. Rustin was also an icon for not only the black community, but the LGBTQ+ community as well.
After overcoming drug addiction and a former life of crime, Malcolm X became one of the country’s most prominent civil rights leaders of the 20th century. He lead the black power movement of the 1960s and 1970s, and preached to the masses about what it truly means to be a black citizen in the United States.
Gloria Richardson was a very resilient and prominent figure who wanted to fix the racial inequality and segregation in Cambridge, Maryland. A pioneering activist in the civil rights movement, Richardson led the Cambridge Movement, a series of protests against discrimination.