Positive Images In Black…


Well…Black History Month is coming to a close. Just remember, we are Black 24/7…365 That being said…let’s remember The greats: Add someone not on this list a great Black Leader/Teacher/Mentor/Inspiration of All The Great Blacks…Past and Present! I have started the list for you…let’s see how many you know? If they’re not on the list below…add them…and let’s watch our list grow…Study them, learn of them/from them. Become the change we need. Educate/Uplift and Inspire!

Oscar Micheaux
Garrett A. Morgan
Mary McLeod Bethune
Jesse owens
Claude McNeal
Madame C.J. Walker
Ida B. Wells
Ella baker
Marcus Garvey
Marrian Anderson
Emmett Till
Langston Hughes
Walter White
Countie Cullen
Lorraine Hansberry
Michael Joe Jackson
Louie Armstrong
Ralph Ellison
W.E.B. Du Bois
Medgar Evers
Roy Wilkins
Ralph Ellison
A. Phillip Randolph
Stokely Carmichael
Bobby Seale
Zora Neale Hurston
Toni Morrison
James Meredith
Maya Angelou
Walter Mosely
Martin Luther King Jr.
Malcolm X
Harry Bela fonte
Elijah Muhammad
Fred Shuttlesworth
Phillis Wheately
Audre Lordellis Wheatley
Rosa Parks
Ray Charles
James Brown
Chuck Berry
Patti La Belle
Yolanda adams
Rickey Smily
Steve Harvey
Spike Lee
Kwesi Mfume
Dorothy Dandrige
Sidney Poitier
Nat King cole
Natalie Cole
Colin Powell
Richard Pryor
Thurgood Marshall
Sammy Davis Jr.
Oprah Winfrey
Lena Horn
Denzel Washington
James Earl Jones
Morgan Freeman
Josephine Baker
Eddie Murphy
Hallie Berry
Will Smith
Jada Pinket Smith
Gregory Hines
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Nikki Giovanni
J. California Cooper
Pearl Cleage
Charles L. Blockson
Julian Bond
Nat Turner
Ntozake shange
Dorothy Height
Hattie McDaniel
Florence Griffith Joyner
Sojourner Truth
Harriet Tubman
Mary Church Terrell
Bessie Smith
Fannie Lou Hamer
Billie Holiday
Gwendolyn Brooks
Ella fitzgerald
Ossie Davis
Ruby Dee
Shirley Chisholm
Coretta Scott King
Merlie Evers
katherine Dunham
Alberta Hunter
Eartha Kitt
June Jordan
Michael Jordan
Kobe Bryant
Tupac Shakur
Christopher Wallace
Mahalia Jackson

The list continues on and on and on…there are so many more. Add your mentor/inspiration to the list. Let’s see how many greats we can add, collect and then pass the knowledge on…read up on, learn about…learn from. Add names of someone you learned about…to our list of “positive images in Black”.
We are Black/Brown/High Yellow…Beautiful Positive/Creative/Intelligent People. Don’t ever forget it!

-Terri A. Durden


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