Friday listicle round-up!

In the US, February is Black History Month. In light of the past year’s events surrounding race and racism in America, it’s essential that we look beyond Martin Luther King Jr’s “I have a dream” speech and start participating in real conversations about race in America.

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Everyone knows about Martin Luther King Jr, Rosa Parks, and Malcolm X. Here are 11 black American icons you won’t learn about in Black History Month – but should.

The hashtag #HistoricPOC highlights the way in which American history is often whitewashed, and provides some awesome pics of everyday people of color throughout the country’s history.

Between Black History Month and Women’s History Month, black women are often overlooked (to say nothing of black LGBTQ people). Here are over 100 LGBTQ Black women you should know.

Black History Month isn’t just about the past; it’s also about the present future. Here are 22 badass black women who are changing the world.

Finally, an important part of Black History Month is looking at and addressing the racism that still exists in America today. While it’s important to remember and discuss things like slavery and Jim Crow, making them the only focus of our discussions totally erases the many many ways that racism functions in America today. In light of that, here are 5 ways that white feminists can address our own racism.

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