American Black History Month Round Up

With our American Black History Month celebrations having come to a close on February 29th, BHM365 collates the lesser known people and organisations who changed the Americas.

If you missed any of our twenty-eight lesser known people and organisations who have changed the Americas for American Black History Month, you can see our full list here:


  1. Jan Ernst Matzenliger
  2. Otis Bobby Boykin
  3. George Washington Carver
  4. Patricia Era Bath
  5. Percy Lavon Julian
  6. George Edward Alcorn, Jr
  7. Mark Dean
  8. Marc Hannah

Indigenous Groups and Organisations

  1. Caribbean Community: CARICOM
  2. West Indies Federation
  3. Balmis Expedition
  4. Taíno
  5. Arawak
  6. Ortoiroid
  7. Saladoid
  8. Guanahatabey


  1. Francisco Javier de Balmis
  2. Hernando Arias de Saavedra
  3. Assata Olugbala Shakur
  4. Toussaint Louverture
  5. Elizabeth Heyrick
  6. Mary Bethune
  7. Ignatius Sancho
  8. John Henrik Clarke
  9. Nina Simone
  10. Angela Davis
  11. Phillis Wheatley
  12. Sojourner Truth