CommunityWhere would schools, churches, religious institutions, neighborhoods and communities be without the contributions of African American greats such as Mary McLeod Bethune, Shirley Chisholm, Andrew Young, Malcolm X and Whitney Moore Young, Jr.?
In spite of much adversity, the humanitarian contributions made by African American to the US have enabled millions to reach their dreams of freedom and equality. African American advancements in education, politics and the military have helped build America into the great nation that she is.
Sherian Grace Cadoria, former Brigadier General, and Maxine Waters, former US Representative are both examples of women who have been influential in community, public health, employment and government. Medgar W. Evers and Kweisi Mfume are men who helped shape the civil rights movement for the betterment of all people.
Neither adversity nor dysfunction prohibited these leaders from rising to a place of notoriety in the ranks of education, military, government and community.
Featured Spotlight: Solomon JacksonDr. Solomon, Jackson Jr. had no idea when he bought a $2.00 lottery ticket, that he was going to receive a mighty blessing. He initially bought the coupon because he wanted to support academia in South Carolina. With the purchase of that ticket he became the winner of the Powerball Jackpot in 2009. His simple investment yielded massive dividends. He received the reciprocal of $260 million for his humble investment. Jackson believed that his increase was a blessing from God. He committed a percentage of his earnings to higher education institutions.
Jackson who attended the School of Religion at Morris College in Sumter, SC, quickly reinvested back into Morris College after receiving his winnings. He donated $10 million dollars to the campus. Jackson founded the Solomon Jackson, Jr. Scholarship foundation for students interested in earning an associates degree. Jackson's passion for education led him to donate to seven Historically Black Colleges and Universities.View More Profiles
Althea GibsonAlthea Gibson was an American tennis player and professional golfer and one of the first Black athletes to cross the color line of international tennis. .
Black History USA Youth Scholarship Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that was founded in 2015 by Glenn Singleton, publisher of Black History USA, an annual Black History calendar. Mr. Singleton's vision when creating the foundation was to further develop and cultivate relationships between the youth of Greenville and the Scholarship foundation. Through this relationship, the Future Leaders Conference was formed.Learn More