Honor Black History Month by recognizing some of New York City’s most influential Black figures that have forever left their mark on the world. Via secretNYC.co
NYC is home to many integral Black figures that have continued the fight towards racial justice, and it’s important to recognize and honor their significant impacts on society.
Black History Month honors the lives, achievements, and future of Black History and culture. Though February marks the official month for such an occasion, these legacies, futures, and figures should be honored and celebrated year-round.
From continuously educating oneself, to supporting Black-owned businesses, there’s endless opportunities to commemorate Black History.
In order to recognize some incredible achievements made in Black history, here are five iconic Black figures in NYC history you should know about if you don’t already!
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