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Black History Month

Since 1976, Black History Month has been observed every February. It is a month to acknowledge the important events and leaders that have made a difference in the lives of many. GBFB is proud to highlight several leaders that have advocated for children and families and stood up for civil rights.

A new leader will be added every few days.
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Martin Luther King Jr
      Oprah Winfrey


Viola Davis
      Ayanna Pressley


Shirley Chisholm
      George Washington Carver


Ertharin Cousin
      Marian Wright Edelman

Credits: Oprah, Oprah Winfrey Leadership for Girls, WCPO Channel 9; Davis, Huffington Post, Media Planet; Pressley, Boston Globe, Boston.com; Chisholm, National Women’s History Museum; Carver Washington: History; Cousin, Financial Times and Wikipedia; Edelman, Wikipedia;

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