Celebrating BHM February 2018
Written by 107PowerFM.Net on February 4, 2018
Celebrating our finest African American Heroes Past & Present:
BENJAMIN O.DAVIS SR GENERAL OFFICER b. 1880 – 1970 1st African American General FREDERICK DOUGLASS ABOLITIONIST, AUTHOR b. 1818 – 1895 MUHAMMAD ALI BOXER, ACTIVIST b. 1942 – 2016 SHIRLEY CHISHOLM POLITICIAN b. 1924 – 2005 MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST, EDUCATOR b. 1875 – 1955 ELLA BAKER CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST b. 1903 – 1986 MAYA ANGELOU POET, ACTIVIST b. 1928 – 2014 DR. CHARLES DREW PHYSICIAN b. 1904 – 1950 W.E.B. DU BOIS SOCIOLOGIST, WRITER, ACTIVIST b. 1868 – 1963 DUKE ELLINGTON (The Embodiment of Jazz) COMPOSER, BANDLEADER b. 1899 – 1974 ARETHA FRANKLIN (Queen Of Soul) 1942 - JIMI HENDRIX (Simply Genius) MUSICIAN, SINGER-SONGWRITER b. 1942 – 1970 MICHAEL JACKSON (King Of Pop) SINGER-SONGWRITER b. 1958 – 2009 JAY Z (Saving Hip Hop) ARTIST, ENTREPRENEUR b. 1969 - KATHERINE JOHNSON MATHEMATICIAN, PHYSICIST b. 1918 QUINCY JONES (Producing the soundtrack of our lives) MUSIC PRODUCER, SONGWRITER, ACTIVIST b. 1933 - MICHAEL JORDAN BASKETBALL PLAYER, PRINCIPAL OWNER OF THE CHARLOTTE HORNETS b. 1963 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. (Warrior of Non Violence) CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST, BAPTIST MINISTER b. 1929 – 1968 MALCOLM X (The spark who sought to ignite equality by any means necessary ) CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST, MINISTER b. 1925 – 1965 THURGOOD MARSHALL (The most feared black man in the South) SUPREME COURT JUSTICE b. 1908 – 1993 TONI MORRISON (She believed everyone has a story to tell) “You your best thing, Sethe. You are.” NOVELIST, PLAYWRIGHT b. 1931 - Most Of All BARACK OBAMA (Because he was the 1st) b. 1961) 44TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!
The Past (Near the Heart, Never Forgotten) . Thank You and continued Thanks for blazing the trail allowing us the opportunity live the American Dream. The Present. Thank You for holding down the reins, while making it happen. The future. Now it’s your turn. Grab the reins, remember the setbacks, sacrifices & struggles of those previous to you, work hard, persevere & push the envelope to even bigger/greater heights. Remember, “If you can think it, you can make it happen.”
“Nothing can stand in our way as long as we stand together- Dj 3xL.”