My List of #BlackHistoryMonth Instagram Honorees

February is #blackhistorymonth so I decided to do something different this year, on social media, specifically on Instagram, as I pay homage to those who have paved the way for me and for so many others.   I decided this year to honor, daily, African-Americans that were/are writers, novelist, essayists, poets, directors, producers, etc……. all things that I continue to aspire to be great at doing.

I enjoy learning the background of those who I look up to in this industry of creativity and social justice.  Here’s the list of the African-American men/women that I will be I posting on my Instagram (feliciatsimpson):

  1. Phyllis Wheatley
  2. Tyler Perry
  3. Nikki Giovanni
  4. Sunny Patterson
  5. August Wilson
  6. Shonda Rhimes
  7. Alice Walker
  8. James Baldwin
  9. Jacqueline Woodson
  10. Eric Jerome Dickey
  11. Lee Daniels
  12. Gwendolyn Brooks
  13. Terri McMillan
  14. Toni Morrison
  15. Ava Duvernay
  16. Ntozake Shange
  17. Maya Angelou
  18. Devon Franklin
  19. Spike Lee
  20. Malcom D. Lee
  21. Kimberla Lawson Roby
  22. Zora Neale Hurston
  23. Langston Hughes
  24. Zane
  25. Robert Townsend
  26. John Singleton
  27. Keenan Ivory Wayans
  28. The Hughes Brothers




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