The fight for Civil Rights became one of the biggest movements in the 19th and 20th centuries. For some, the passion for equality became an overarching theme for their lives. These are the heroes who fought to guarantee Civil Rights for the masses.
For many Blacks, an Education was seen as the key to bettering themselves and creating the hope of equality. An education, though, was illegal for many Blacks during the era of slavery and a method of diminishing and denying opportunities in both the segregated south and in major cities across the United States thereafter. These are the heroes who fought to promote Education for the masses.
The world of Entertainment was a gateway to freedom and prosperity for many Blacks in the 20th Century, often the first opportunity to appeal to a broader audience and gain acceptance in society. These are the heroes who brought Entertainment to the masses.
In order to effect change within society, it was necessary to be a part of the Government that could make that change happen. These are the heroes who became part of the Government and part of the solution.
The world of Science was closed to Black minds until a group of brilliant men and women brought inventions and innovations to the world. These are the heroes who altered history and the world of Science.
Despite the many formal and informal obstacles placed in their way in the world of Sports, these athletes caught the attention and the imagination of the general public, making inroads for Blacks in society. These are the heroes who used Sports to batter down the walls of racism.
Welcome to Great Black Heroes. This site looks as many of the Black heroes in the course of history, pioneers and ground breakers in different fields. Many have gone unrecognized for their contributions, but their significance is now being rediscovered. Join us in recognizing these Great Black Heroes.