Black History Month!!

Black History Month!!

Averiyan Rougeau, Writer

It is currently Black History Month where we are to celebrate and remember the black leaders who fought for equal rights for all black citizens and made a change for the world, here are some facts about the leaders I have picked out.

  • Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr., original name Michael Luther King, Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist. MLK is known for achieving equal rights for Black Americans around the world, he led a campaign for racial justice during the civil rights movement and fought against racial inequality MLK is one for the history heroes who had the most influential leaders in the world. MLK helped bring Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights and organize the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. MLK has been an American holiday for people to remember the brave stand up he did in a time of need.

  • Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks was a civil rights activist who refused to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama on December 1, 1955. Rosa Parks also inspired Martin Luther King as he did protest for the arrest of Rosa Parks. She was influenced by many brave people standing up for the rights of Africa Americans.

  • Barack Obama

Obama was a member of the Democratic Party as in he was the first African American president of the United States. Obama ran against Mitt Romney, Home state Illinois and Massachusetts, Obamas running mate was Joe Biden and Paul Ryan. On August 4th of each year is based as Barack Obama Day, to be observed throughout the Start as a day set apart to honor the 44th President of United States of America who began his career serving the People of United States of American to keep Obamas legacy remembered.

  • Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman was an American abolitionist and social activist, who was born into slavery. Harriet made 13 missions to rescue 70 slaves, including family and friends, and gained freedom as a “conductor” of the Underground Railroad. She believed freeing families and others was more important than her own safety and that it was her responsibility to help those who could not rescue themselves. Harriet made 19 trips into the South and escorted over 300 slaves to freedom. Harriet did pass away on March 10, 1913, of pneumonia and was buried in Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn in Auburn. Harriet helped ensure the final defeat of slavery in the United States by aiding the Union during the American Civil War.


Here are some African Americans who accomplished to create a change in this country, despite the history of racism and oppression.