Black History Month

Explore articles and videos of some of the most prominent African Americans who have made Black History what it is today. Learn about the firebrand abolitionists Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth; the political philosophies of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X; the imagination and intellectualism of James Baldwin, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou; the trailblazing music of Chuck Berry, Louis Armstrong, Diana Ross and Tina Turner; the entertainment of Josephine Baker, Richard Pryor and media giant Oprah Winfrey; the legislative impact of Thurgood Marshall, Shirley Chisholm and President Barack Obama; the scientific contributions of George Washington Carver, Charles Drew and Henrietta Lacks; and the athletic record-breaking feats of Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson, Jesse Owens and Wilma Rudolph

For Black History Month features, videos, galleries, and more visit our Black History page.