12 Inspirational Tweets for #blackhistorymonth


February marks Black History Month also known as African American History Month. Black History Month started with Carter G. Woodson back in the year 1926. He established the movement to educate and set down in writing the history of Black people in the United States of America. He started documenting the narrative of his people that was normally left out at that time. Woodson would then develop Negro History Week in 1926. Then later in 1976, 40 years after the start of Negro History Week, Black History Month was born. Carter G. Woodson was subsequently named as “father of Black history,” a trademark he fully deserved.

#blackhistorymonth is a federally recognized nationwide celebration. But with the online world, this celebration goes beyond the United States of America. Today, with a trending #blackhistorymonth hashtag on Twitter averaging 1000 tweets per hour as of writing, the celebration of Black History Month goes global. People all over the world are celebrating, and advocating Black people, their history, culture, adversaries, and victories. Black people are in turn sharing more knowledge on their race to the whole world continuously educating people online that this celebration is now reaching.

Here are some inspirational #blackhistorymonth tweets on some of the exceptional Black people throughout the years.

Lornie Johnson

Lornie Johnson is the creator of the world’s best-selling toy.

Karan Ashley

Karan Ashley is the first Black female superhero playing Yellow Ranger in Power Rangers. This might not seem momentous but a representation of a young black girl matters more than you can imagine.

Wilson Smith

Wilson Smith is Nike’s first-ever Black designer.

Floyd Norman

Floyd Norman is Disney’s first-ever Black cartoonist.

Cecil Williams

Cecil Williams is an American photographer best known for his work documenting the civil rights movement in the 1950s.

Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson is the first African American Heavyweight champion and inventor.

Althea Gibson

Althea Gibson is the first African American tennis player to win a Grand Slam title.

Duke Slater

Duke Slater is the first Black lineman in NFL history.

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson is the first African American to play Major League Baseball during the modern era. The late Chadwick Boseman portrayed Jackie Robinson in the movie 42. A must-watch if you have not seen it yet.

Kamala Harris

She is not only the first African American Vice President of the United States of America but she is also the first female and first Asian American Vice President.

Rosemary Brown

Rosemary Brown was the first black woman elected to a provincial legislature in Canada.

Mary Eliza Mahoney

Mary Eliza Mahoney was the first black registered nurse in the United States of America.  Aptly enough, this year this year’s theme for Black History Month is “Black Health and Wellness”.

Other prominent Black figures of today are a celebrity power couple, JayZ and Beyonce, basketball legend Michael Jordan, and the 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Obama among others.

Nicole Tejano


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