TUE 23 FEB, 2021-theGBJournal- President Gerald Ford in 1976 launched the recognition of the incredible and often overlooked achievements of African Americans to the growth and development of the United States. Since then, the country without fail honors in the month of February the extraordinary feats, exploits, and indelible contributions African Americans have made to the growth and development of the nation and the world at large, with its annual Black History month celebrations.
From Booker T Washington to Barack Obama, Martin Luther King Jr to Kamala Harris, and from Harriet Tubman to Angela Davis, Magic Johnson, Oprah Winfrey, Halle Berry, Carl Lewis, Serena Williams, Elijah Cummings, Amanda Gorman and Jamie Foxx, African Americans achievements takes spotlight and center stage.
For the weekend commencing February 19th, the affluent California City of Beverly Hills has featured and recognized 18 year old Los Angeles film maker, global development envoy and girls education advocate – Zuriel Oduwole as part of their annual #Blackhistorymonth2021 celebrations. It is for her global advocacy for girls education since the age of 10, teaching unemployed young women across Africa a film making class since the age of 13, meeting dozens of Presidents to talk about social issues, and helping end girl marriage in Mozambique, in July 2019.
She is seen as inspiring girls across the United States and the globe at large, encouraging them to dream bigger than they ever have, while being bold to start their journey as soon and as young as they want to.
For 28 days, the city of Beverly Hills would feature one American each day, throughout the month of February.