Do You Know an Unsung Hero of Black History?

The world-changing advances made by African Americans in the past century were neither pre-ordained nor inevitable. They are the product of thousands of individuals who changed the world with small decisions every day. Maybe your mother marched, or your uncle sat in at a lunch counter. Perhaps your neighbor is pioneering a field of study, or your brother volunteers with at-risk youth.

For Black History Month, the NAACP has launched a new interactive web feature celebrating these unsung heroes. Upload a photo, tell their story, or make a donation in their name for our Unsung Heroes Project.