Black History consists of the past, and the ongoing changemakers, making history each and every day. We want to highlight just a few kids that have made history....Black History:
1. The Greensboro Four
On February 1, 1960, David Richmond, Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair Jr. (Jibreel Khazan), and Joe McNeil, four African American freshmen from North Carolina A&T State University, staged a sit-in in Greensboro at Woolworth, a popular retail store that was known for refusing to serve African Americans at its lunch counter. Not long after their protest, sit-ins began occurring across the South, including the North Carolina cities of Charlotte, Durham, and Winston-Salem. These young men came to be known as the Greensboro Four.
2. Claudette Colvin
Claudette Colvin is a retired American nurse aide who was a pioneer of the 1950s civil rights movement. On March 2, 1955, she was arrested at the age of 15 in Montgomery, Alabama, for refusing to give up her seat to a white woman on a crowded, segregated bus.
3. Nyeeam Hudson
Under the moniker King Nahh, Hudson’s a motivational speaker who spreads a positive message of self-love and confidence to other kids and parents through his speeches and Instagram page, which has over 280,000 followers.
4. Mo'ne Davis
Mo'ne Davis made sports history when she was 13. In the 2014 Little League World Series of baseball, she was the first girl to pitch a shutout in the history of the tournament and the first African American girl to play in the competition. Her fast ball was clocked at 70 miles per hour.
5. Ruby Bridges
Ruby Nell Bridges Hall is an American civil rights activist. She was the first African-American child to desegregate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in Louisiana during the New Orleans school desegregation crisis on November 14, 1960.
6. James Meredith
James Meredith, (born June 25, 1933, Kosciusko, Mississippi, U.S.), American civil rights activist who gained national renown at a key juncture in the civil rights movement in 1962, when he became the first African American student at the University of Mississippi.
To the phenomenal kids that have made history and are continuing to make history, you are a RainbowMe Hero!!