Black History Month at The Researcher’s Gateway in 2021 focuses on the Leaders who Paved the Way to Freedom. While the Civil Rights Movement brought great changes addressing the pervasive racism in the United States, it is still a struggle fought today. In fact, the struggle for Freedom continues throughout the world.
For Black History Month this year, we decided to highlight some of the important leaders of freedom not only in the United States but in other places around the world. Join us, and we can celebrate Black History together.
This Month we explore the lives of some incredible people
On 2 March 1955, 9 months before Rosa Parks, Ms. Colvin was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
After escaping slavery in 1838, Mr. Douglass became a well known abolitionist, orator, and statesman.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
He was a Minister from Atlanta, GA. Reverend King became the most visible activist of the Civil Rights Movement. He was particularly known for his constant call for non-violence and for inspiring civil disobedience.
Congressman Lewis was a civil rights activist and statesman. In 1965, he led the first of three marches across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, AL.
Ms. Lorde used her poetry and activism to give a voice to the struggles and triumphs faced in everyday life for Black Americans.
President Mandela, former president of South Africa, was instrumental in ending Apartheid.
While at Fisk University, Ms. Nash set out to end segregation. She fought segregation, organizing Freedom Riders, sit-ins, and fighting for Civil Rights.
Sir Desmond is a South African cleric who is most widely known for his work to end Apartheid. He stressed non-violence. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.
\Ida B. Wells
Easily the most famous Black woman in America during her time, she fought lynching and injustice. Ms. Wells was one of the founding members of the NAACP.
Bitmoji Classrooms Coming Soon!
With the Pandemic in full swing still, teachers are working so hard to come up with new and incredible ways to teach on-line in a way that still engages kids and keeps them interested and focused. Bitmoji Classrooms have become incredibly popular as a result. We wanted to help out teachers by providing a few of our own.
We will be launching some of these Classrooms during Black History Month and more throughout Spring.
Want to learn more about Black History?
Check out our Black History celebrations from 2019 and 2020 where we focused on amazing women who broke through barriers and made an incredible impact on society.