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Who is your Black History hero?

Every February,  America recognizes inspirational African Americans throughout history during Black History Month. We highlight the central role of black Americans in the fields of politics, science, leadership, sports, the arts, and many others. To celebrate this month and every African American who has inspired us, Ole Miss students were asked:

Who is your Black History hero?

Christian Robinson, Freshman

Hero: James Meredith

Melanie Webb, Junior

Hero: Jackie Robinson

Robert Patterson, Freshman

Hero: Benjamin Carson

Shantay Smith, Freshman

Hero: Daniel Hale Williams

Shaquira Gayden, Freshman

Hero: Mary McLeod Bethune

Keat Johnson, Freshman

Hero: Madam C.J. Walker

Michael Gaylor, Sophomore

Hero: Nelson Mandela

Ryan Sofoulis, Freshman

Hero: Harriet Tubman

Austin Kirk, Senior

Hero: Will Smith

Who is yourBlack History hero?

Let us know on Twitter. Tweet the name of your hero to @thedm_news and use the hashtag #Blackhistoryhero

Also, be sure to check out the many Black History Month events taking place at Ole Miss.