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In celebration of Black History Month, rolling out is highlighting important figures in Black culture. Today, we examine the accomplishments of Gordon Parks. Parks was the modern-day renaissance man of the 20th century. Parks was a versatile artist who was accomplished in photojournalism, film, writing, and music. The artist is most known for his ability…

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Florida’s significance to African American history dates back from being the most southern route of the Underground Railroad and the quest for freedom to historic firsts in African American history. Here are seven historic places along Florida’s Heritage Trail that highlight African American history: Fort Mose: Many people do not know that the first Underground…

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Phillip Boutte Jr. is a costume illustrator and concept artist for pioneering films such as A Wrinkle in Time, Justice League and Black Panther. Boutte tells rolling out how he got his start, as well as how he maintains longevity and success within the industry. In celebration of Black History Month, Xfinity is spotlighting the pioneering talent behind…

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Birthdays and Valentine’s Day are both special days. Imagine how special it must feel to celebrate both occasions during Black History Month. It makes for a grand celebration of life, love and Black achievement. For our 28 days of Black history series, rolling out identified a star who was born on St. Valentine’s Day and…

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In celebration of Black History Month, rolling out is highlighting important figures in Black culture. Today, we examine the accomplishments of Alfred L. Cralle. We all love ice cream, but many of us don’t know who made scooping the delicious dessert simple and easy to serve. Cralle was an African American businessman and inventor who was born in…

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Alice Walker is an African American novelist, poet, and activist. She is most famous for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Color Purple. In addition to her noteworthy works, she is a known activist and womanist, upholding and honoring the female experience. This is made evident as she usually portrays an African American female lead in her…

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(Photo credit: Ann Zingha by Achille DevÈria, printed by FranÁois Le Villain) In celebration of Black History Month, rolling out is highlighting important figures in Black culture. Today, we examine the accomplishments of Queen Nzinga. – Queen Nzinga Mbande of Angola was a resilient leader of the Mbundu people. She used her charm and tactics of…

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  Thurgood Marshall Statue, Annapolis Maryland (Photo credit: Glynnis Jones) Activist, lawyer and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall was born on July 2, 1908, in Baltimore. As a young child, his father introduced him to the U.S. Constitution. Marshall attended Lincoln University for his undergraduate degree. After graduation, he applied to the University of Maryland Law…

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William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, who was born on Feb. 23, 1868, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, lived during the era of Jim Crow laws, lynchings and blatant racism. Du Bois was a great leader in the areas of education, poetry, sociology and activism. He attended Fisk University, where he focused his studies in philosophy, history and…

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There is a video clip of a young boy rejoicing on April 8, 1974, during the groundbreaking event where Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run, thereby surpassing Babe Ruth (born George Herman Ruth Jr. on Feb. 6, 1895) for the most career home runs in Major League Baseball history. This clip is significant for…

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