New York Liberty Celebrate Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, everyday throughout February the New York Liberty will spotlight exceptional Black women activists, athletes, artists and history makers who have had a significant role in shaping today’s America. Please click on the hyperlinked dates for more information on each daily spotlight.

February 1 Fannie Lou Hamer Activist
February 2 Ruby Bridges Student/Activist
February 3 Mamie “Peanut” Johnson & Mo’ne Davis Baseball Players
February 4 Rosa Parks Civil Rights Activist
February 5 Ursula Burns Businesswoman
February 6 Gwendolyn Brooks Poet
February 7 Jennifer King NFL Coach
February 8 Althea Gibson & Serena Williams Tennis Players
February 9 Claudette Colvin Civil Rights Activist
February 10 Mary McLeod Bethune Education Pioneer
February 11 Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett Virology Scientist
February 12 Rosalind Brewer Chief Executive Officer
February 13 Mamie Till Civil Rights Activist
February 14 Marsha P. Johnson LGBTQ+ Activist
February 15 Shirley Chisolm Politician
February 16 Audre Lorde Poet
February 17 Alice Coachman Olympic Champion
February 18 Marie Van Brittan Brown Home Security Inventor
February 19 Lelia Foley Mayor
February 20 Elizabeth Keckley Seamstress, Activist and Author
February 21 Daisy Bates Journalist and Civil Rights Activist
February 22 Lisa Gelobter Computer Scientist
February 23 Simone Biles & Dominique Dawes Olympic Champion Gymnasts
February 24 Dorothy Height Civil and Women’s Rights Leader
February 25 Lusia Harris Basketball Player
February 26 Katherine Johnson Mathematician