Rooted in celebrating the achievements of African-Americans and their many contributions to society, Black History Month amplifies the stories of individuals who famously fought for the basic rights and opportunities that were once denied to black citizens, and broke barriers across a range of institutions. And rightfully so. The praises of men and women such as Frederick Douglass, Harriett Tubman, Martin Luther King, Jr., James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, and countless others could not be sung loud enough.
We (should) all know the accomplishments of the aforementioned, and learning more about those on a path to joining their names in the history books only adds to the inspiration one tends to glean this time of year. With that in mind, we’ve been reading up on the nine young creatives ahead, who are making black history at this very moment. They’re designers, entrepreneurs, artists, and more, and these are their stories; a few of many, many more.
Originally posted on StyleCaster.com