40 Unsung Heroes of Black History We Should All Learn About This Month

40 Unsung Heroes of Black History We Should All Learn About This Month

By Trista

February is Black History Month. While schools feature Black history this month, most students will only hear about the same handful of prominent figures: Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., and perhaps a few others. Such a limited view ignores the countless historical achievements of many Black men and women who faced enslavement, violence, and prejudice on their roads to greatness. From early inventors, authors, and entrepreneurs to civil rights activists and politicians, the scope of Black history is far older and more significant than the March on Washington or “I Have a Dream.” Read on to learn more about sadly forgotten figures in Black history.

A Black History Month flag. Study Breaks Magazine.