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Black History Month

Black Hidden Figures

Join us every day for Black History month as we celebrate 28 Black Hidden Figures. Black figures that are under the radar but has made a significant impact on the world.

 

Day 1: Henrietta Lacks Biography (1920–1951)

Day 2: Mary Church Terrell - Civil Rights Activist (1863–1954)

Day 3: Lorraine Hansberry - Playwright and writer (1930–1965)

Day 4: Claudette Colvin - Civil Rights Activist (1939–)

Day 5: Althea Gibson - Golfer, Tennis Player, Athlete (1927–2003)

Day 6: Ruby Bridges - Civil Rights Activist (1954–)

Day 7: Hattie McDaniel - Actress and radio performer (1893–1952)

Day 8: Annie Turnbo Malone - A chemist and entrepreneur  (1869–1957)

Day 9: Bessie Coleman - Aviator (1892–1926)

Day 10: Dido Elizabeth Belle - A British Heiress (1761–1804)

Day 11: Janet Collins - A ballet dancer (1917–2003)

Day 12: Sarah Goode - Entrepreneur and inventor (1850–1905)

Day 13: Dr. Patricia Bath - Completed a residency in ophthalmology (1942–2019)

Day 14: Dr. Alexa Canady - Surgeon (1950–)

Day 15: Marie Van Brittan Brown - Inventor(1922-1999)

Day 16: Robert Abbott - Lawyer, newspaper publisher and editor (1870–1940)

Day 17: Matthew Henson - Arctic explorer (1866–1955)

Day 18: John H. Johnson - Businessman and publisher (1918–2005)

Day 19: Benjamin O. Davis Sr. - A United States Army officer (1880–1970)

Day 20: Gordan Parks Sr. - Photographer, musician, writer (1912–2006)

Day 21: Earl Lloyd - Professional basketball player and coach (1928–2015)

Day 22: John Mercer Langston - Abolitionist, attorney, educator

Day 23: Elijah McCoy - Inventor (1844–1929)

Day 24: Robert L. Johnson - Entrepreneur (1946–)

Day 25: Alexander Lucius Twilight - Educator, minister and politician (1795–1857)

Day 26: Tim Scott - Politician and businessman (1965-)

Day 27: Charlie Sifford - Professional golfer (1922–2015)

Day 28: Dr. Daniel Hale Williams - Physicians (1856–1931)

Day 29: Look back at Black History