20 October 2014

Checkout These Kids Dressed Up As Black Pioneers... Amazing!

#1 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


The late American pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement during the 1960s, with his 'I Have A Dream' speech is representative of iconic Americana around the world.


#2 Angela Davis


Today Davis is 70-years old. The dynamic political activist, scholar, and writer emerged as a prominent counterculture activist and radical in the 1960s, and was a leader of the Communist Party USA.

#3 Venus & Serena Williams


The Williams sisters are both professional American tennis players and a force to be reckoned with on the court. Serena is currently ranked #1 in women's singles, AND the Women's Tennis Association has ranked her World #1 in singles on 6 occasions!

#4 Run D.M.C.


The American hip hop group from Queens, New York founded in the 1980s, is one of the MOST influential musicians in the history of hip hop culture. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked them number 48 in their list of the greatest musical artists of all time.


#5 Bob Marley


The late Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter, musician, and guitarist achieved international fame and acclaim during the 70s. Due to Marley's musical style we thank his influence in early ska, punk and new wave rock genres.

#6 Rosa Parks


The African-American civil rights activist marched alongside Dr. King Jr. in the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington. The U.S. Congress called her "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement".

#7 Langston Hughes


The American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called "jazz poetry". He's recognized as the primary contributor to the Harlem Renaissance during the 1920s, a period when black culture became "in vogue".


#8 Kerry Washington


The American actress' rise to popularity through her starring role on ABC's drama 'Scandal' and 'Django Unchained' by director Quentin Tarantino, help to bring even more interest and focus to many other black entertainers.


#9 Colin Powell & Condoleezza Rice


Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former Secretary of State Colin Powell meet in the White House, May 12, 2006, under President George W. Bush. Rice is the first African-American secretary of state and Powell a Washington power broker, and perhaps the first black man before Barack Obama who many insiders thought could be elected president of the U.S.


#10 Malcolm X


The late African-American Muslim minister and a human rights activist was also known as the leader of the 1960s political movements: Black nationalism and Pan-Africanism. While Dr. King Jr. marched for civil rights and against racial segregation, Malcolm X advocated the complete separation of African Americans from whites.

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