Black history is a rich one in the United States. It dates back to the very beginning. Over 9000 black Americans enlisted to fight on the side of the patriots to help us defeat the British. Free black Americans even enlisted in greater numbers than their white counterparts.
You have to give credit to George Washington Carver of course. I remember writing a report about him in grammar school describing his numerous contributions to education and agriculture. He taught at the Tuskegee Institute for 47 years and is most famous for his advances he made in plant biology.
Last but not least I would like to honor Dr. Cornel West. Dr. West is best described as a public intellectual, a philospher, and social commentator. He is dogged supporter of equality. He has influenced me and my thinking a great deal as an adult. He is as close to objective as I believe a man can be on most issues.