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Beyond MLK: Let's celebrate some of America's unsung heroes this Black History Month

Black History Month gives us the opportunity to celebrate heroes who’ve enriched America, among them Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman and George Washington Carver. But what about the many other African Americans deserving of recognition? Betty DeRamus shines a spotlight on a few such men and women in our Op-Ed pages, writing: “Black History month shouldn’t be an annual oldies roundup. It’s too rich, too varied and too surprising for that. It’s the many-layered saga of people who took what sometimes seemed like very little and turned it into more than enough -- claiming their slice of an often elusive dream.” Here’s a look at some of the people DeRamus highlights. READ MORE: Beyond the Black History Month hit parade
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