As we usher in February, we embark on a month-long journey of reflection, celebration, and remembrance. Black History Month serves as a poignant reminder of the invaluable contributions and indelible legacies left by African Americans throughout history. It is a time to honor the resilience, creativity, and unwavering spirit of those who have shaped our world in profound ways.
This year, as we commemorate Black History Month, we pay tribute to a remarkable lineup of individuals who have made history across various arenas and industries. From the courts of basketball to the halls of Congress, from the silver screen to the civil rights movement, these trailblazers and visionaries have left an indelible mark on our collective consciousness.
Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant: Two basketball legends whose unparalleled skill, passion, and determination transcended the game and inspired generations of athletes around the world.
Angela Bassett: An iconic actress whose powerful performances have illuminated the silver screen and challenged societal norms, redefining the portrayal of black women in Hollywood.
Martin Luther King: A towering figure in the civil rights movement whose unwavering commitment to nonviolent resistance and racial equality continues to inspire social justice movements worldwide.
Shirley Chisholm: The first African American woman elected to Congress, whose groundbreaking leadership paved the way for future generations of women and people of color in politics.
Barack Obama: The first African American President of the United States, whose historic presidency symbolized hope, progress, and the enduring promise of the American Dream.
Bessie Coleman: The first African American woman to earn a pilot’s license, whose pioneering achievements shattered racial and gender barriers in aviation.
Jane Bolin: The first African American female judge in the United States, whose landmark rulings and advocacy for civil rights transformed the legal landscape and championed equality under the law.
Gordon Parks: A visionary photographer, filmmaker, and writer whose groundbreaking work challenged stereotypes, exposed social injustices, and captured the beauty and complexity of the African American experience.
Oprah Winfrey: A media mogul, philanthropist, and cultural icon whose influence spans television, film, publishing, and activism, inspiring millions worldwide to pursue their dreams and embrace their authentic selves.
As we honor these extraordinary individuals and their enduring legacies, we also look ahead to the upcoming Black Wall Street Legacy Awards Night on February 17, 2024. This momentous event, held right here in Asheville Community, will serve as a tribute to the pioneers, innovators, and change-makers who have shaped our history and inspired our future.
Check out all the nominees for all the categories we have this year.
- Community Leader Award Nominees
- Business Trailblazer Award Nominees
- Emerging Young Leader Award Nominees
- Outstanding Elder Award Nominees
- Outstanding Non-Profit Organization Award Nominees
Join us as we celebrate Black History Month and pay homage to those who have paved the way for progress, equality, and justice. Together, let us continue to honor their legacy and strive to build a world where every voice is heard, every dream is realized, and every individual is valued.
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Stay tuned for more updates and details on The Black Wall Street Legacy Awards Night as we come together to celebrate excellence, empowerment, and the enduring spirit of Black achievement.