The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) and the Ubuntu Biography Project partnered for Black History Month 2018 to celebrate the legacy and achievements of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people. The Ubuntu Biography Project, created by the late Stephen Maglott, celebrates the life stories and accomplishments of LGBTQ and SGL people of color. As the nation’s leading civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black LGBTQ/SGL people, including people living with HIV/AIDS, NBJC is honored to bring awareness to our community’s contributions to Black History, specifically, and to American and global history, more generally. With the theme:We Can Because They Did!, this public awareness campaign continues to share in-depth bios of members of the Black LGBTQ/SGL community on various media platforms.
To honor our community and celebrate #BlackHistory365, we invite all to learn more about the extraordinary contributions of Black LGBTQ/SGL people by reviewing the life stories of the individuals from our beloved community’s past, present and future! Below you will find links to bios of each themed week we featured as part of the We Can Because They Did! Presented in February of 2018. We are honored to celebrate the full diversity of Black history and people as we daily work together to support one another and build a more inclusive world for all. Please use the #WeCanBcTheyDid when you share these stories on social media platforms and NBJC will make sure to retweet and reshare.
“The Stephen A. Maglott Ubuntu Biography Project is proud to partner with the National Black Justice Coalition to commemorate Black History Month through the life stories of past, present and future honorees. Stephen founded the Ubuntu Biography Project to, in his words, ‘illuminate the story of our humanity through shared experiences, familiar hopes, our abundant love, our unique passions, our resilience in the face of challenges, and a common desire for community.’ We are proud to carry on Stephen’s legacy with NBJC—telling the often untold stories of a vibrant but marginalized community, and preserving their legacies for generations to come.”
—Aundaray Guess and Mark Zustovich
The Stephen A. Maglott Ubuntu Biography Project
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