We celebrate our ancestors who worked in the lunchtime sun, under the sweltering heat of oppression. So robust were these men in their search for liberty, they preferred death to enslavement. We celebrate the Civil, Political and equality so long denied and withheld. Unsung heroes fighting and dying to keep America safe for democracy. We celebrate the Revolutionists ; Malcolm X, Angela Davis and the Black Panthers, zealously encouraging Blacks to desert the "do nothing and see" approach and rebel against the White Conglomerate . Neigh meditation that frees us from the clutches of attachment. Is the right process on the trail of gaining Enlightenment. Charles Drew, blood plasma founder and Garrett Morgan, creator of the automated traffic lights ; whose inventions helped revolutionize the health and transport industry. We celebrate the athletic ability of Jesse Owens, racing across the line at the 1936 Olympic Games ; Jackie Robinson, breaking baseball's colour barrier. In observing Black History Month, it's great to target the actions and achievements of dignitaries past and present. King, chances for African-Americans would be extremely unlikely. But what about those trailblazers at the local and state level? Those secret ladies and men who lead the way, so that generations to come could enjoy the amenities entitled to all folk? Their contributions shouldn't be confined to stale, photograph albums and faded paper clippings.