Famous Faces of Black History Month

February 16, 2022

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Famous Faces of Black History Month:Martin Luther King Jr.

This month is all about celebrating the great things in Black History.

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This month is all about celebrating the great things in Black History.

Black History Month, also known as African-American month, is an annual celebration of equality and the African Americans who helped build the nation. B.H.M. has been celebrated since 1970 and has been enjoyed ever since. The event is all about sharing the rich cultural heritage and diversities that are all part of the country.

One of the first people that come to mind is Martin Luther King Jr. King was born Jan. 15, 29’ in Atlanta Georgia. His real name was at first Michael, but changed it to Martin as a gesture to the Church that he was a part of and to his father. His mother, Alberta Williams King, and his father, Martin Luther King Sr. were a big part of the life of the world-changing social rights activist.

King did something that many thought was not possible. In the “I have a Dream”speech, King spoke of the perfect world where racism and segregation were no more. This inspired many African Americans and followers to attend a “March to Washington” in 63’, raising awareness for the problem. This march was able to convince John F. Kennedy to create a civil rights bill in Congress. 

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter”. This was said by King and is one of his most famous quotes. This powerful statement says that the day when the voice of the people, any people, can not be heard, then the things that matter most will not get resolved. 

“Hate can not drive out hate, only love can do that”. Another strong statement from King. When the people fight hate with more hate, things will never end well. Someone or some group needs to be the bigger person and end this discrimination.

“We must learn to live together as brothers or we will perish together as fools”. This statement says that everyone must work together or we will fall. It is such a powerful statement that needs to be shared around the world, even today. 

It was strong quotes and humbling acts that made Martin Luther King the selfless, loving and intelligent man that is remembered today. Without the acts of King, the world would be a very different place filled with more racism and discrimination that is not needed in today’s society.

Famous Faces of Black History Month:Kobe Bryant

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Kobe Bryant will always be missed and remembered on and off the court.

Black History Month, also known as African-American month, is an annual celebration of equality and the African Americans who helped build the nation. B.H.M. has been celebrated since 1970 and has been enjoyed ever since. The event is all about sharing the rich cultural heritage and diversities that are all part of the country. 

A great example is Kobe Bryant. Bryant was a professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers for his whole 20-year career. He also produced a little bit of music on the side. Bryant was having a great basketball career and a big happy family, until a tragic event that shocked the entire world.

On January 26, 2020, Bryant and eight others died when their helicopter crashed into a California Hillside. Along with Bryant, his team and his daughter were all on the helicopter. They were all on the way to one of Bryant’s daughters, Gianna Bryant, basketball games. This shocking event tested the whole world. 

2020 was already a bad enough year, but when the news of Bryant was released to the public, social media exploded. “There is no words to express the pain I am going through with this tragedy of losing my niece Gigi & my brother @kobebryant I love u and u will be missed. My condolences go out to the Bryant family and the families of the other passengers on board. I AM SICK RIGHT NOW”. 

The quote above was from Shaquille O’Neal, the famous basketball player, celebrity and all-around positive guy. The death of Bryant turned the always happy Shaq and completely flipped his emotions around. Hundreds of thousands of other celebrities and average citizens posted and put out their hearts for the death of Bryant. 

“If you do not believe in yourself, no one will do it for you”.

This is one of Bryant’s most famous and frequently said quotes. His number one rule was to believe in yourself and if you did not do that, there was no point in competing.  On or off the court, Bryant was always positive and excited to get to the next day. 

“The moment you give up is the moment you let someone else win”.

This is another amazing quote from Bryant. This can be interpreted for anyone, if you are playing sports or not, it does not matter. Bryant was always someone that anyone could relate to. 

Kobe Bryant was one of the best on the court, but off the court, was even better. With his big heart and ambitious attitude, he was one of the nicest people to be around. Bryant will always be missed and remembered as a perfect player, and a fantastic father.

Famous Faces of Black History Month:Harriet Tubman

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Harriet Tubman will always be remembered as a selfless and amazing woman.

Black History Month, also known as African-American month, is an annual celebration of equality and the African Americans who helped build the nation. B.H.M. has been celebrated since 1970 and has been enjoyed ever since. The event is all about sharing the rich cultural heritage and diversities that are all part of the country.

One of the biggest African American heroes from the 1800s was Harriet Tubman. Tubman was born in March of 22’ and made a big impact on her slave community. She managed to make multiple trips into the south and free over three hundred slaves from their camps. This is how she was awarded the title of an Underground Railroad hero. 

Sadly, on March 10, 1913, Tubman passed away from pneumonia. She made it an astonishing ninety-three years of age, even after all the troubles that she went through. She was born into slavery and managed to escape it, by bringing hundreds of friends with her.

“I would fight for my liberty so long as my strength lasted, and if the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me”.

This quote from Tubman really reflects what kind of person she was and what she stood for. She really fought for her whole life, even when it was not even about her life.

“I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can’t say; I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger”.

This quote can be taken in multiple ways. To the people that do not know about what Tubman did, this may sound like just a regular train conductor. The groups that do know the sacrifices she made to save lives, would see so much more than that.

“I had crossed the line. I was free, but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land”.

Another great quote from Tubman. She needed to free the slaves trapped in the south because of basic morality so this strange land would not be so unknown to her. 

Harriet Tubman was one of the biggest African American icons that have ever lived. Her memory and her sacrifices will be remembered for all of history. Where would America be without Tubman’s strength, courage and selflessness?

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