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Celebrate Black History Month

February is Black History Month and we will be honoring African Americans for their triumphs and contributions made to the United States.  

 

Leamon King

 

Maya Angelou

Mrs. Maya Angelou. Angelou is famously known for her pioneering autobiographical writing style as an American memoirist, poet, and Civil Rights Activist ..A famous quote by Angelou is "Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." Angelou will be remembered for her activism and qritings during the civil rights movement.

 

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is an American television personality, actress, and entrepreneur whose syndicated daily talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, was among the most popular of the genre.  She became one of the richest and most influential women in the United States. 

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant was an American professional basketball player who spent his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association. Throughout his career, Bryant won five NBA championships, earning him to be regarded as one of the greatest players and scorers of all time.  

Barack Obama

President Barack Obama was the 44th president of the United States and the first African American to hold the office.  Before winning the presidency, Obama represented Illinois in the US Senate.  

 

Mrs. Rosa Parks is famously known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott, and her stance in refusing to give up her seat to a white man.  A famous quote by Parks is "you must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right."  Parks will be forever remembered for her triumphs in the freedom movement and her role during the civil rights movement. 

 

Chadwick Boseman was an American actor with a two-decade-long career, who rose to fame in his pivotal starring role in Marvel's 2018 Black Panther.  Boseman led a predominantly black cast in a major blockbuster, for the first black Disney Marvel superhero.  

 

Louis Armstrong was an American trumpeter and vocalist, with a five-decade-long career, and was among one of the most influential figures in jazz.  Armstrong was one of the first popular African American entertainers to cross off to wide popularity with white and international audiences. 

 

Lebron James is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.  Lebron made history by breaking Kareem Jabaar's NBA scoring record, making him the all-time leading scorer in NBA history. 

 

Mae Jemison is an American Engineer and former NASA astronaut who became the first black woman to travel into space, when she served as a mission specialist aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor.  

 

Jackie Robinson was a professional baseball player with a 10-year MLB career, who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers.  Robinson became the first African American to play in major league baseball after being signed to the Dodgers, which heralded the end of racial segregation in professional baseball.  

 

Virgil Abloh was an American fashion designer and entrepreneur.  He was the artistic director of Louis Vuitton menswear collection beginning in 2018 and was given increased creative responsibilities across teh LVMH brand in early 2021.  

 

Jimi Hendrix was an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter, that is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of music. Hendrix will forever be remembered for his musical influence as one of the greatest instrumentalists in the history of rock music.