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 is the creator of the world’s best-selling toy.
Lonnie Johnson, the man who created the “Super Soaker” was awarded $72.9M in a Hasbro Settlement for unpaid royalties. The super soaker is the worlds best selling toy.#Blackhistorymonth pic.twitter.com/yTqVAkTJBQ
— AuxGod (@AuxGod_) February 1, 2022
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.
— teddy wayne slocumb (@PerMyLastTweet) February 1, 2022
Wilson Smith is Nike’s first-ever Black designer.
— AuxGod (@AuxGod_) February 2, 2022
Floyd Norman is Disney’s first-ever Black cartoonist.
Floyd Norman became Disney's first Black cartoonist in 1957. He's still there at 86 with a stunning filmography behind him, including Sleeping Beauty, The Sword in the Stone, The Jungle Book, The Hunch Back of Notre Dame, Mulan, Toy Story II, and Monsters Inc. #BlackHistoryMonth pic.twitter.com/5gWlhum4HL
— DigiPen (@DigiPenNews) February 2, 2022
Cecil Williams is an American photographer best known for his work documenting the civil rights movement in the 1950s.
Cecil Williams drinking from a "Whites Only" water fountain in 1956.
— AFRICAN & BLACK HISTORY (@AfricanArchives) February 2, 2022
Jack Johnson is the first African American Heavyweight champion and inventor.
On this day, Jack Johnson became the first African American heavyweight Champion.
— AFRICAN & BLACK HISTORY (@AfricanArchives) February 3, 2022
Althea Gibson is the first African American tennis player to win a Grand Slam title.
— Marie V. (@voltaire_marie) February 2, 2022
Duke Slater is the first Black lineman in NFL history.
Duke Slater became the first Black Hawkeye to earn All-American honors in 1919 and 1921. Slater later became the first Black lineman in NFL History in 1922.
— Barstool Hawkeyes (@BarstoolUIowa) February 2, 2022
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.
Jackie Robinson changed baseball, and paved the way for so many others who would follow. As we celebrate his birthday and the start of Black History Month, we honor Jackie’s courage and recognize his incredible legacy. pic.twitter.com/GeQ363Iygb
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 31, 2022
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.
Good morning ☕️ I’m starting off Day 1 of Black History Month by recognizing “Madame Vice President @KamalaHarris ???????????????????????????????? She did make history! #BlackHistoryMonth #Blackhistorymonth2022 pic.twitter.com/9BJr1BHpZZ
— Oh Just Talk (@OhJustTalk) February 1, 2022
Rosemary Brown was the first black woman elected to a provincial legislature in Canada.
“We must open the doors and we must see to it they remain open so that others can pass through” — The Honourable Rosemary Brown was the first Black Canadian woman to be elected to a Canadian provincial legislature. #notablecanadians #blackhistorymonth2022 @OCDSB pic.twitter.com/qXtQBZrMoN
— Glen Cairn PS (@GlenCairnPS) February 1, 2022
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”.
Mary Eliza Mahoney, helped to pave the road for RNs like me. She was a trailblazer. Here’s to celebrating and honoring black women. #BlackHistoryMonth #PearlOnNetflix #MeghanMarkle pic.twitter.com/7sMR6rGUKu
— QueenCity???????????????????? (@QueenCityBird) February 1, 2022
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.