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Happy  Black History Month Guys!

Black History Month is a celebration of great achievements by African Americans and their important role in U.S. history.

It was created in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson who was a well known African American historian. It has always been celebrated in February.

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Here is a list of some great African Americans.

  • George Washington Carver – derived nearly 300 products from the peanut.
  • Rosa Parks – Helped start the Montgomery Bus Boycott and jump started the civil rights movement.
  • Shirley Chisholm – The first African American woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Jack Johnson – The first African American man to hold the World Heavyweight Champion boxing title in 1908.
  • John Mercer Langston – The first Black man to become a lawyer when he passed the bar in Ohio in 1854.
  • Thurgood Marshall – The first African American appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Hiram Rhodes Revels – First African American elected to the U.S. Senate.
  • Hattie McDaniel – The first African American performer to win an Academy Award.
  • Jackie Robinson – First African American to play Major League Baseball.
  • Robert Johnson – First African American billionaire when he sold Black Entertainment Television (BET).
  • Barack Obama – First Black U.S. President.
  • Kamala Harris – First Black U.S. Vice President.

Which black Americans inspire you the most?

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