We celebrate Black History Month this week recognizing some of
America’s overlooked Black historical heroes, whose contributions
to the political, cultural, and economic struggles have made
enormous impacts on us all. This week, we remember the poet
Before there was Amanda Gorman, there was Maya Angelou. Before
there was Maya Angelou, there was Gwendolyn Brooks. And before
there was Gwendolyn Brooks, there was Phyllis Wheatley.