This week, Town & Village intern and School of the Future High School student Kristy Ye-Ling asked her classmates and friends which African-American historical figure they admire most. February is Black History Month.
Haze Booth, senior
Thurgood Marshall because he was the first black Supreme Court justice and taught that race doesn’t define who you are.
Eileen Murray, sophomore, Notre Dame
Claudette Colvin is an inspiring African American historical figure. In March of 1955, she was forced to give up her seat on the bus, but she did not. And she was only 15 then! She is considered the spark for the bus boycotting in Alabama.
Van James Hyunh, senior
Malcolm X because he was a radical activist.