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Leaving their mark in Black History

Leaving their mark in Black History

From filmmakers making their mark in Hollywood to activists demanding change in their communities, these trailblazers are creating their legacies in Black History.
Shamani Salahuddin, Photo Editor February 29, 2020

An overview of Black History Month

An overview of Black History Month

Mckenzie Wade, Reporter February 20, 2020

Black History Month is the American and Canadian celebration of African Americans’ contributions in their fight for freedom and equality. The month of February was officially recognized as Black History...

Selma (2014) is about the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama, when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and many others marched from Selma to Montgomery Alabama, in order to get the attention of President Lyndon B. Johnson, who ended up signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. 
The movie won many awards, including the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, BET Award for Best Movie, and Academy award for Best Picture.
Picture Credit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1020072/mediaviewer/rm2542864640

Celebrate Black History Month!

Shamani Salahuddin and Sienna Phillips, Reporters February 2, 2018
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter,” (Martin Luther King, Jr. "I Have a Dream” speech, 1963)
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