0 Black History People Visionaries and Pioneers

  • "What did Barbara Jordan do for us?"
  • "I need a report on Diana Ross"
  • "Something on Frederick Douglass"
  • "Do you have information on Malcolm X?"

These are four actual questions from among the many we received in the past week! Yes, it is hard to find reliable information about African American visionaries and pioneers.

Here are 26 twentieth century personalities responsible for moving the American Dream forward you need to know about (in random order):

  1. Langston Hughes
  2. Marian Anderson
  3. Thomas Bradley
  4. Dr. Ralph J. Bunche
  5. Coretta Scott King
  6. Frederick Douglass
  7. Dr. Charles Drew
  8. Sammy Davis Jr.
  9. Shirley Chisholm
  10. Jesse Owens
  11. James Meredith
  12. Ella Fitzgerald
  13. William H. Hastie
  14. Richard Wright
  15. Malcolm X
  16. Diana Ross
  17. Charles H. Houston
  18. A. Philip Randolph
  19. Andrew Young
  20. Barbara Jordan
  21. Ronald Dellums
  22. Bo Diddley
  23. Rosa Parks
  24. Duke Ellington
  25. Lena Horne
  26. Joe Louis

If you'd like to learn more about these achievers, (and you've signed up for our free black history biographies via email...and have confirmed your subscription), then you'll be among the first to be able to benefit from an exciting new project profiling these African American legends coming soon.