Malcolm X: A Hero Left Behind

Though a controversial character, Malcolm X is an American Hero, and a trailblazer for the black community. Without X’s radical views and outspoken tendencies, nobody would pay attention to his more passive brethren, and his ideals are justified when one takes a look into his treacherous past.

Shirley Chisholm: A Pioneer in Politics

In an era where African-American women faced enormous discrimination, Shirley Chisholm pioneered politics and advocated for the rights of minorities. Elected in 1968, she became the first black woman in Congress and the first to run for president under a major political party. “Fighting Shirley” was a crucial champion for those whose voices often went unheard.