Black History Month Biographies

Discover famous African-American and Black history figures from the past and present

Here are biographies for some of the many historical and modern people celebrated during Black History Month. To learn more about these amazing people, click a name on the list below. You can also browse for famous figures in Black history by profession: ActivistsActorsAstronautsAthletes, Brainiacs, Civil Rights LeadersEducators, Mathematicians, MusiciansSingers, Tennis Players, and Writers.

Movers and Shakers
Figures in Science and Technology
People in the News

(Enjoying this list so far? Visit our list of Women’s History Month Biographies, too!)

Religious Figures

Still haven’t found the Black History Month figure you’re looking for? Search the rest of our biographies using the box at the top of this page.

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