14 Lesser-Known Black Americans Who Changed Our Country For the Better
It's always the perfect time for people to broaden their knowledge about African-American culture and black figures who have left an impact on our country.
This year, many were captivated by the movie Hidden Figures, which tells the true story of three female African-American mathematicians at NASA in the 1960s. But, as Leslie Jones pointed out on Saturday Night Live on Jan. 21, there are many other black American figures who don't get mentioned enough beyond the great names we are already familiar with.
Ahead, check out an overview of some prominent and influential black Americans we should all know more about.