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Black History Month

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The first African American woman elected to the House of Representatives
This prominent Black artist's work can be recognized in part by his stylistically enlarged representation of hands in his distinctive portraits of African Americans
During the Civil War, this eminent abolitionist, reformer and statesman was a consultant to President Abraham Lincoln and helped convince him that slaves should serve in the Union forces and that the abolition of slavery should be a goal of the war.
This formidable author, poet, singer and activist Knew Why The Caged Bird Sung
The first African-American to be elected to the U.S. Senate
First and Last name of the African-American historian who founded Negro History Week in 1926
A famous speech in which abolitionist and women's rights activist Soujourner Truth asked...
Title of the autobiography written by the first Black First Lady of the United States
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The neighborhood in New York where an intellectual, social, and artistic explosion, also called the birth of the "New Negro Movement", took place
This eminent writer and Howard grad has won a Nobel Prize in Literature, a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and many more
The name of the theory that rejects single-issue politics in favor of analyzing the ways different forms of oppression (e.g. racism, sexism, classism) interact
The first African-American to be appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court
The first African-American to receive a PhD from Harvard University, this eminent figure hails from Great Barrington, Massachusets
A knee ended his football career; but not because of any injury
ABC can thank this incredible TV producer, screenwriter and author for more than 3 of its top shows