Hey all. Because February is Black History Month, I want this week's blog post to concentrate on those African-American leaders who helped shape this country into what it is today.
In your comment, choose an African-American man or woman who was influential in shaping the culture of this country in one of the following ways, from the time of the American revolution until the present day: politics, science, art/music, literature, or sports. In five sentences, give this person's biographical information, including birth date, the place where he/she lived, date of death (if applicable), and any other interesting information about his/her background. Then, use at least five sentences to explain this individual's contribution to American society; explain what he/she did, and why it's significant to American history.
Your comment will count as a homework assignment for the first marking period of the spring semester.
Have an enjoyable--and safe--winter break