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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UAB chapter.

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For Black History Month, this week Her Campus honored the leaders that inspire, unite and empower us. ✊?✨



Nina Simone✨ singer, songwriter, musician, arranger, and civil rights activist.

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Barack Obama ✨ an attorney and politician who served as the 44th president of the United States??

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Hidden Figures✨? Katherine Johnson: mathematician who calculated flight trajectories for Project Mercury • Dorothy Vaughan: NASA supervisor and mathematician • Mary Jackson: NASA engineer.

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Maya Angelou ✨ American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights.

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I am a Junior at the University of Alabama at Birmingham majoring in Chemistry with pre- Optometry