Join us in celebrating Black History Month! Learn about influential leaders of the last 2 decades. You'll learn about leaders from a variety of areas including government, science, athletics, and community/social movements.
ER doctor in New York and founder of Kings Against Violence Initiative (KAVI). The organization is a "youth-serving organization with a mission to prevent and eliminate interpersonal violence from the lives of young people through advocacy, peer leadership, community mobilization, and social justice." (source: Kings Against Violence website)
Dr. Foluso Faorede is a cardiologist that set-up his practice in Mississippi, where African-Americans do not receive the healthcare they need. His area has a high incidence of diabetes, leading to amputations. His practice has reduced the number of amputations by 88% by providing preventative care and education.
First African-American Senator elected in Georgia.
Quote: "The other day, because this is America, the 82 year old hands that used to pick somebody else's cotton went to the polls and picked her youngest son to be a United States senator," Warnock said of his mother, Verlene.
Stacy Abrams is a politician, laywer, and voting rights activist. She is the first African-American woman to be endorsed for Governor. She did not win but continues to fight for voting rights and started a foundation to continue that work.
Colin Kaepernick is a former NFL player and activist. He knelt during the national anthem to show support for racial justice. His non-profit, Know Your Rights Camp, helps empower Brown and Black communities using education.
Patrisse Cullors is a co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement. She is also an author and activist. Her project, In Plain Sight, helps spread awareness and quashes misinformation about mass incarceration.