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Black History Month

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Happy black history month! Black History month is an annual celebration of the achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central roles in American history. I am going to share a few little known African Americans and their achievements.

 

Starting off with a Woman named Shirley Cishlom, she became the first Black woman elected to Congress. Chisholm shattered the glass ceiling by being the black congresswoman, during the racially contentious of the late 60s. She represented New York’s 12th District from 1969 to 1983, and in 1972, she became the first woman to run for the Democratic Party‚Äôs presidential nomination. She is still remembered today by our vice president Kamala Harris, paying tribute to her in her presidential campaign  announcement. 

Martin Luther King being a well known name and known for starting the march on Washington in August 1963, takes away the many other individuals who strategized and organized the march, like Bayard Rustin. Bayard Rustin being a part of the lgbtq+ community, many people who had an involvement in the march thought it would be a liability for him to be in the front lines of the march. Nonetheless, he had one of the greatest minds and served countless hours for the civil rights movement. 

 

These African american who did amazing things and countless others should not be forgotten or put to the back of the mind but remembered and given thanks for not only fighting for the rights of  African Americans but making everyone’s lives better with their discoveries and inventions.

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Alyssa Edmonds, HS Reporter
Hello, I'm Alyssa Edmonds. I'm in 12th grade at Conrad Schools of Science and currently taking Biomed as my pathway. Reading is one of my favorite hobbies, and writing in my eye is just and extension of that. Journalism is just an amazing way to freely express my feelings about the media today, in a safe and protected environment. That is why I decided to join Journalism. I'm very excited to write and report on topics for my peers.

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