In Black communities around the country, Juneteenth has been a day of celebration for over one hundred years. Juneteenth is a clarion call for us to celebrate progress and recommit ourselves to fighting for more progress. Read on about What is Juneteenth and Why We Celebrate it.
Hundreds of African-American leaders and influential figures have fought for the freedom and basic rights of their people. They have stood strong and resilient against unfathomable injustices, elevating not only themselves but humanity as a whole in the process.
Throughout history, there are always those among us whose light makes everyone else's glow a bit brighter. Today, we present 10 of the most luminous visionaries and megawatt geniuses to have ever lit up African-American history.