‘Who is your favorite historical figure from black history?’


February 5, 2015

Compiled by Shawnte Passmore and Gary McCarthy at Los Angeles City Hall.

Kasandra Kimberly  Culver City “Coretta Scott King. … [She was] a leader for women but not only that — for all mankind.”

Kasandra Kimberly
Culver City
“Coretta Scott King. … [She was] a leader for women but not only that — for all mankind.”

Rodney Brookes South L.A. “One of my favorite figures is pretty obscure to the average person who doesn’t study history, but his name is Isaiah Dorman and he was a scout for General George Armstrong Custer.”

Rodney Brookes
South L.A.
“One of my favorite figures is pretty obscure to the average person who doesn’t study history, but his name is Isaiah Dorman and he was a scout for General George Armstrong Custer.”

Ethan Leon Robinson Sr.  Los Angeles “I’m going to go with Barack Hussein Obama. … He’s the most impactful African American, thus far, because he was able to go the highest office.”

Ethan Leon Robinson Sr.
Los Angeles
“I’m going to go with Barack Hussein Obama. … He’s the most impactful African American, thus far, because he was able to go the highest office.”