It’s #BlackHistory month, we’re reflecting on the historical accomplishments of African Americans. Today, we honor Willie Eldon O’Ree, the first African American player in the National Hockey League. O’Ree played as a winger for the Boston Bruins.
In honor of Black History Month, I am sharing African-American names that you may not know but, have played an important role throughout black history. Today we celebrate Dr. Gladys West, the “Hidden Figure” behind the Global Positioning System (GPS).
On March 2, 1955, Claudette 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. She refused to give up her seat on a bus months before Rosa Parks’ more famous protest. Today we celebrate Claudette Colvin with Moments in Black History.