It's the end of February, our Black History celebration month; so, let's not forget those famous past and present, movers and shakers, such as: actors, writers, entertainers, athletes, religious leaders and our first black U.S. President ~ Barack Obama, who has left indelible mark in society.
Duke Ellington, the famous pianist and composer; Bob Marley, the great Reggae legend; Gospel singer, Mahalia Jackson; and we'll especially remember actress, Hattie McDaniel, who, on February 29, 1940, became the first African American to win an Oscar for the best supporting actress in “Gone With the Wind”.
Muhammad Ali, Heavyweight champion/boxer; Wilma Rudolph, Olympic sprinter; basketball players ~ Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan; and tennis super sisters ~ Venus and Serena Williams, are a few of our famous athletes.
Maya Angelou, the great poet; Alex Haley, the author of Roots; Alice Walker, The Color Purple author and Expatriate author James Baldwin, could not be overlooked for their great literary contributions.
“For the freedoms our founding fathers not only dreamed about, but made into reality. It is that same pursuit of freedom today that is helping to make our world a safer place.” ~ John M. McHugh
Let’s not forget Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Clergyman, and Activist, best known as the civil rights hero who said: "I have a dream".
“I advise you to say your dream is possible and then overcome all inconveniences, ignore all the hassles and take a running leap through the hoop, even if it is in flames.” ~ Les Brown
Grateful and Victorious Velma