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Black History Month

Black History Month

Celebrating Black Excellence

During the month of February, we will be reflecting on Black Excellence. Everyday we will be highlighting one of the millions of Black Americans who have contributed to US society, culture, governance, and wonder. We invite you visit this post each day to learn and discover more. Be sure to click on the “Learn More” Button next to each image and take just a few minutes a day to learn more about each person we are highlighting.

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Past – Present – Future


Rev Dr Mark Morrison-Reed


UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST

Black Pioneers in a White Denomination



February 28

Bishop Carlton Pearson


MINISTER

Come Sunday



February 27

Joy Reid


JOURNALISM

The ReidOut



February 26

Rev Jesse Jackson


Civil Rights

Rainbow PUSH Coalition



February 25

Fanny Jackson Coppin


EDUCATION

Coppin State University



February 24

Pam Grier


FILM & TV ACTOR

Blaxploitation Films



February 23

Bill “Bojangles” Robinson


PERFORMER

National Tap Dance Day 1936 Stair Dance



February 22

Bayard Rustin


Queer / Civil Rights

1963 March on Washington



February 21

Dr James McCune Smith


medicine

First Black American Physician



February 20

Shirley Chisholm


Women’s Rights

First Black Woman in US House of Representatives



February 19

Thurgood Marshall


CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST

US Supreme Court



February 18

Oprah Winfrey


MEDIA ENTREPRENEUR

Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls



February 17

Madam C. J. Walker


ENTREPRENEUR

Madam Walker’s Wonderful Hair Grower



February 16

Dr Mae Jemison


Astronaut

International Space Hall of Fame



February 15

Katherine Johnson


NASA Mathematician

Katherine G Johnson Computational Research Facility



February 14

Adrian Miller


Food Author

Executive Director of Colorado Council of Churches



February 13

Robert William Stewart


LAW ENFORCEMENT

Los Angeles Police Department



February 12

Tyler Perry


Entertainment

Tyler Perry Studios



February 11

Rep John Lewis


CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST

The Presidential Medal of Freedom



February 10

Paul Revere Williams


Architect

President, American Institute of Architects



February 9

Muhammad Ali


Boxer / diplomat

ARTHUR ASHE COURAGE AWARD



February 8

Octavia Butler


Science Fiction Author

Hugo and Nebula Award Winner



February 7

Maxine Waters


Government

US House of Representatives



February 6

LeVar Burton


Actor / Educator

Executive Producer of Reading Rainbow



February 5

Billie Holiday


Singer / activist

Several Music Halls of Fame



February 4

Gen Colin Powell


Us military / army

US Secretary of State



February 3

Dr Beth A Brown


Astrophysicist

Fellow NASA



February 2

Amanda Gorman


Poet

US Youth Poet Laureate



February 1