George Washington Carver, the great black scientist; inventor; chemist and botanist was born Jan. 5, 1864 and died on Jan. 5, 1943 at the age of 79. This Christian, George Washington Carver took the simple peanut and found more ingredient substance within a peanut than what the mind could ever dream of. A black man did that.

He wanted poor farmers to grow alternative crops both as a source of food and other products to improve their quality of life. He developed and promoted about 100 products made from a peanut that were useful for the house and farm, including: cosmetics; dyes; paints; plastics; gasoline and nitroglycerin. This man with his brilliant mind makes me glad to say it loud “I’m Black and I’m Proud.”

Joe Louis better known as The Brown Bomber, Jackie Robinson and Jessie Owens broke the ice in he field of athletic sports. Joe Louis could hit as hard as the clap of thunder. Jackie Robinson could play the game of baseball as brilliant as the Wisdom of Solomon. Jessie Owens who could run as the flick of lightening. The black Negro’s did that. Make me glad to say it loud “I’m Black and I’m Proud.”

Sister Rose Parks a black woman who one day got on the bus in Montgomery, Ala., tired and hot from the hot summer day’s work. Sat down in the first seat she came to and said “I ain’t going another further.” This woman with her bravery and courage makes me want to say it loud “I’m Black and I’m Proud.”