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  1. 100 Greatest African Americans is a biographical dictionary of one hundred historically great Black Americans (in alphabetical order; that is, they are not ranked), as assessed by Temple University professor Molefi Kete Asante in 2002. A similar book was written by Columbus Salley.

  2. Jan 19, 2024 · Black people have left an indelible mark on the globe, making pioneering contributions in a variety of sectors. From civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. to cultural superstars like Oprah Winfrey, their influence extends throughout literature, politics, science, and entertainment.

  3. Jan 18, 2024 · We’ve put together this list of just some of the inspiring famous Black Americans everyone should know for their representation and contributions to the struggle for equality. Use this list for class discussions during Black History Month or anytime of year.

  4. Feb 1, 2023 · When it comes to pioneers in African American history, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, and Muhammad Ali are often mentioned—and rightfully so. But what do you know about other Black history heroes, like Claudette Colvin, Alice Coachman, or Shirley Chisholm?

  5. Feb 1, 2024 · Incredible, influential pioneers in African American history. Read about heroes like Ella Baker, Claudette Colvin, Gordon Parks, Bayard Rustin and more as they’ve made way for...

  6. Feb 7, 2022 · Each year during Black History Month, the stories of figures like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks are often elevated—and with good reason. These figures made contributions to Black history and, by extension, American history, that cannot be overstated.

  7. Feb 1, 2023 · While most of these pioneers are long gone, historians and surviving friends and family are working to keep their legacies alive. This Black History Month, we celebrate the unsung heroes of ...

  8. Feb 1, 2021 · From helping to develop a Covid-19 vaccine, to breaking barriers in the White House and in the C-suite, below are 23 Black leaders who are shattering glass ceilings in their wide-ranging roles.

  9. The Root 100 is our annual list of the most influential African Americans, ages 25 to 45. It’s our way of honoring the innovators, the leaders, the public figures and the game changers whose...

  10. Feb 25, 2017 · In honor of Black History Month, here's a look at 14 people who broke color barriers to become the first Black Americans to achieve historic accomplishments in politics, academics, aviation...

  11. Mar 23, 2021 · Famous Black People Who Changed the World. As part of Ongig’s mission to celebrate all people year-round, I felt inspired to start a list of famous Black people in history. The folks on our list below achieved greatness, despite struggles they might have faced because of the color of their skin.

  12. Feb 1, 2021 · You may not know their names. But these courageous Black Americans changed history. Published February 1, 2021. Every Black History Month, we tend to celebrate the same cast of historic...

  13. Jul 6, 2023 · Martin Luther King, Kwame Nkrumah, Harriet Tubman, and Malcolm X, among other Black extraordinary leaders and individuals, have positively altered the course of Black history;...

  14. Feb 14, 2023 · For #BlackHistoryMonth 2023, the Southern Poverty Law Center is highlighting the liberation, creativity, resilience and intersecting identities of Black people.

  15. Dec 17, 2021 · Sika Henry became the first African American woman to be recognized as a pro triathlete and, at the Olympics in Japan, the 28-year-old Texas native Tamyra Mensah-Stock became the first Black...

  16. Apr 21, 2016 · Honorees from TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” include Black writers, activists, performers, and athletes who are shaping the world.

  17. Jan 27, 2023 · You may know Rosa Parks, but what about other African American historical figures? This Black History Month, learn about these change-makers of U.S. history.

  18. Oct 27, 2009 · Learn about famous firsts in African American history and other little-known facts. Black History Month honors the contributions of African Americans to U.S. history.

  19. Feb 1, 2022 · While Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks are well-known Black figures in history, there are many lesser-known people who helped shape America.

  20. May 24, 2022 · Quinta Brunson, Issa Rae, and Oprah Winfrey Among Most Influential People of 2022. It’s always a good time to celebrate influential Black people. TIME ‘s 100 most influential people...

  21. Black history is the story of African Americans in the United States and elsewhere. Learn about Black History Month, Black leaders, the Great Migration, the civil rights movement and more.

  22. African American Pioneers of Science. Read. Explore more. Black History Month. Black History Month. The road to school desegregation. The road to school desegregation. The Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad. 1963 March On Washington. 1963 March On Washington. We want to vote: Battles for the ballot.

  23. Jun 6, 2024 · GRAPHICS. Normandy. Add Topic. You know these four celebrities. You may not know they were part of the D-Day invasion. George Petras Javier Zarracina. USA TODAY. You’ve seen the black-and-white ...

  24. May 20, 2024 · Matt Donnelly, Ellise Shafer. Getty Images. Demi Moore ‘s new film, the feminist body horror “ The Substance ,” sees her bare it all, with several scenes featuring full nudity. At the Cannes ...

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