Unsung Pioneers: A Six Part Series Celebrating Black History

Unsung Pioneers: A Six Part Series Celebrating Black History

This February, LINK Unlimited Scholars celebrates Black History Month – a national time of remembrance first constituted by black educators and the Black United Students at Kent State University in February 1969.

Over the years we all have become familiar with the iconic faces of Black History. From the legendary writings of Frederick Douglass, to the soaring oratory of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the righteous resolve of Rosa Parks, the annals of history are etched deeply by the contributions of these exemplary individuals.

However, if we take a closer look at the footnotes of our past, if we peer more intently into the relics of yesteryear, we will find that the stories of progress aren’t just written by the heroic efforts of a select few – rather, they are fueled by the courage of many lesser known, yet extraordinary individuals. This year, we celebrate our Unsung Pioneers:

The young woman whose activism inspired Rosa Parks.
The couple who dared to love in defiance of hate.
The little girl whose namesake became enshrined into constitutional law.
The man who spoke truth to power via headlines and the press.
The woman who dared to be the first to fly.
The woman who dreamed of shooting towards the stars.

This February we share their stories. To help us, we kindly ask you join us on Facebook every Tuesday and Thursday at 5PM, to learn more about who these individuals were, and how they paved the way for all of us to Advance our Dreams.

We look forward to seeing you online.
We look forward to hearing from you in the comments.
We look forward to sharing this part of our history with you.
We hope you find these stories uplifting and inspiring.


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