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Brahmin Celebrates Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month with Brahmin! Learn about some of our employees' favorite Black History Month Heroes and how they've made a difference.

This year, Brahmin’s Employee Resource Group invited employees to share their Black History Month Heroes.  A Black History Month Hero can be a member of the Black community, iconic or unseen, who has made a difference in your life or the lives of others.  Read about and learn more about each of these heroes. 

Ruby Bridges, Civil Rights Activist

“Ruby was brave and she helped the world grow…It makes me happy to know about her. It would be sad if I could not learn and play with friends only because we look different.” 

-Kayden, age 11 (son of Karina Briggs) 

Learn more about Ruby Bridges

Simone Biles, Olympic Medalist/Gymnast

“Her impact on young female athletes has changed the face of prioritizing mental health. She is taking steps for our children and future children and teaching them that they matter, and that mental health comes first.”  

-Ashley Stambler 

Learn more about Simone Biles

Mickalene Thomas, Visual Artist

“I saw Mickalene’s exhibition in 2012 at the Brooklyn Museum and was moved by her work. Her work portrayed a message of Black Power and Black women at their core being seen and viewed as heroes. She is a successful, strong, out Lesbian and her work speaks to femininity, strength and Black Power.”  

-Jamie Jankowski

Image Credit: Brooklyn Museum

Learn more about Mickalene Thomas

Kwamane Harris, Author/Activist

“My husband is my hero because of how passionate he is about making a difference. He wrote his first book this year called “Pushing the Generations Forward”; it sheds light on breaking generational curses and making a difference. He respects the past by honoring his ancestors by pushing the generations forward and by extending his hand to help others.”  

-AnnMarie Harris 

Learn more about Kwamane Harris