Legends
Throughout the United States and the world, powerful and notable contributions have been made by African Americans/Blacks.

Events such as the 1966 March Against Fear, encouraging voting rights for Blacks/African Americans, the March On Washington, in 1941, advancing economic and civil rights for African Americans/Blacks, and the March On Washington in 1963 where "I Have a Dream" resonated from the Lincoln Memorial - these events would not have graced the world had it not been for such legends as James Meredith, A. Philip Randolph, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Many great heroes, along with many great heroines, pioneered advancements for all Americans. Through much perseverance and unparalleled determination, African Americans/Blacks have fought for the freedoms and civil rights of all people.

Featured Spotlight: Zora Neal Hurston

Zora NealZora Neal Hurston was an American folklorist, author and anthropologist during the Harlem Renaissance. She was born on January 7, 1891. In 1918, Hurston began undergraduate studies at Howard University. She later later received a B.A in anthropology from Bernard College. Hurston published four novels, more than 50 short stories, essays and plays. Hurston's work slid into obscurity for decades until 1975 when Alice Walker's essay "In Search of Zora Neal Hurston" revived interest in the author. Hurston is best known for her novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God.

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Feats, Facts & Firsts

Local elected official: John Mercer Langston, 1855, town clerk of Brownhelm Township, Ohio.

State elected official: Alexander Lucius Twilight, 1836, the Vermont legislature.

State elected official: Alexander Lucius Twilight, 1836, the Vermont legislature.

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