LegendsPowerful and notable contributions have been made in the United States and the world by African Americans. Events such as the March on Washington Movement in 1941 advanced economic and civil rights for African Americans, the March on Washington in 1963 where "I Have a Dream" resonated from the Lincoln Memorial and the March Against Fear in 1966 encouraged African Americans to vote. These events graced the world because of legends like James Meredith, A. Philip Randolph and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Many great heroes and great heroines pioneered advancements for all Americans. Through much perseverance and unparalleled determination, African Americans fought for freedom, civil rights and human rights of all people. Legends such as Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Booker T. Washington and Marcus Garvey stayed the course through storms of racism, bigotry, and degradation to help bring many to the other side; to a life of dignity, equality and opportunity.
Featured Spotlight: Zora Neal HurstonZora Neal Hurston was an American folklorist, author and anthropologist during the Harlem Renaissance. She was born on January 7, 1891. In 1918, Hurston began undergraduate studies at Howard University. She later later received a B.A in anthropology from Bernard College. Hurston published four novels, more than 50 short stories, essays and plays. Hurston's work slid into obscurity for decades until 1975 when Alice Walker's essay "In Search of Zora Neal Hurston" revived interest in the author. Hurston is best known for her novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God. View More Profiles
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Wallace ThurmanWallace Henry Thurman is best known for his contributions to the Harlem Renaissance, which include his novel “The Blacker the Berry and “A novel of Negro Life”.
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