Black History IS American History
By Isaiah McGee
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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(In order of appearance)
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)
Isaiah McGee is a leading partner with Equity and Justice Consulting LLC, a consulting, training, and coaching firm focused on professionals, organizations, and businesses searching for resources, pathways, and solutions that will lead to growth, engagement, and functionality around issues of social justice and systems equity. Equity and Justice Consulting specializes in being a catalyst in the areas of professional development, government relations, policy development, and strategic planning.