African-American icons unfairly overlooked during Black History Month

Mildred Europa Taylor February 05, 2019
Gladys Bentley was a singer, pianist and entertainer in the 1920s. Pic credit: Yehoodi

American history cannot be discussed without the names of influential African-American personalities who made their marks and paved new roads for the state.

Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., Booker T. Washington and Harriet Tubman are some of the names on the lips of many people when it comes to such great men and women.

But what about the not too famous men and women who also made significant contributions to black history in America? These remarkable individuals achieved success in their respective fields but are largely forgotten.

The New York Times, since 1851, has published thousands of obituaries, capturing the lives and legacies of people who have influenced the world. They, however, left out the following important figures and have now highlighted their achievements as America celebrates Black History Month:

Last Edited by:Victor Ativie Updated: March 29, 2020


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