The contributions of people of color are often hidden. For every Daniel Boone, there is a Harriet Tubman. For every Abraham Lincoln, there is a Fredrick Douglass. For every John D Rockefeller, there is a Madam CJ Walker, and so on. Black History Month is not about arbitrarily talking about one group in America over another. It’s about sharing what should have and should be known during the other 11 months of the year-that all groups of people in America have contributed to her greatness in significant ways. Black history IS
American history.

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Carter G. Woodson – Father of Black History

Abraham Lincoln -16th President of the United States of America

Frederick Douglass – American Abolitionist

Martin Luther King Jr. – Civil Rights Activist

Rosa Parks – Civil Rights Activist

Crispus Attucks – First American Killed in the American Revolution

Benjamin Banneker – A Free African-American Alamanac Author (surveyor, landowner, a farmer skilled in math and science)

Harriet Tubman – American Abolitionist Known for The Underground Railroad

Madam C. J. Walker – American Entrepreneur (first black female self-made millionaire)