There are innumerable events to honour Black History Month taking place all over America. You can Google it and find endless sources that will keep you busy until next year.
Normally, you hear about Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, aviator Bessie Coleman, William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, and many, many other well known and not so well known figures in all areas of life, each with a gripping personal story.
In the video below, Congressman Allen West gives an interesting history on the politicians who worked to enable and empower Black Americans. I wonder how many people are actually aware of these facts?
To be honest after listening to this video I was motivated to learn more, not only about the political achievements, but the stories of the many ordinary people who achieved extraordinary things.