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MCS Honors Black History Month

Join the District throughout February, as we celebrate Black History Month and highlight the achievements of African Americans in U.S. History.

Black History Month


Who's in the Collage? (From top left to bottom right) 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Baptist minister and civil rights leader
Katherine Johnson – Mathematician and one of the first African American women to work for NASA
Denzel Washington – Director, Producer, and Academy Award-Winning Actor
Barack Obama – 44th U.S. President and first African American U.S. President
Shirley Chisholm – U.S. Representative and the first Black woman to be elected to U.S. Congress
Stevie Wonder – Singer, songwriter, musician, record producer
Jesse Owens – Four-time Gold Medal-winner at 1936 Berlin Olympics
Ibram X. Kendi – Author, professor activist, historian, and Director of the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University
Richard Allen – Minister, educator, writer, and founder of African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church
Maya Angelou – Poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist
Oprah Winfrey – Emmy-award winning talk show host, TV producer, actress, author, and philanthropist 
Quincy Jones – Legendary record producer, songwriter, and composer
Booker T. Washington – Educator, author, and U.S. presidential advisor 
Rosa Parks – Civil rights activist
Mary McLeod Bethune – Educator, humanitarian, womanist, and civil rights activist 
Ida B. Wells – Journalist and civil rights leader
Toni Morrison – Novelist, essayist, and professor 
Serena Williams – Professional tennis player with the most Grand Slam titles (23) in the Open Era
Thurgood Marshall – Lawyer, civil rights activist, and Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
Frederick Douglass – Writer, orator, social reformer, and abolitionist
Langston Hughes – Poet, novelist, and playwright
Harriet Tubman – Abolitionist and political activist
Kamala Harris – 49th U.S. Vice President and the first woman, first African American and first Asian American to hold the office
Michael Jordan – Businessman and six-time NBA champion basketball player
Jackie Robinson – Baseball Hall-of-Famer and first African American to play in modern Major League Baseball
August Wilson – Tony Award-winning playwright
Malcolm X – Human rights activist and civil rights leader
Aretha Franklin – Singer, songwriter, and civil rights activist 
Sidney Poitier – Actor, director, and first Black male to win the Academy Award for Best Actor
Muhammad Ali – Champion boxer, entertainer, philanthropist, and activist
Sojourner Truth – Abolitionist and women's rights activist
Gen. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. – First African American Brigadier general in the U.S. Air Force

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