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The Housing Opportunities Commission is proud to celebrate Black History Month. This national month of recognition allows us to reflect on the richness and depth of achievements made by African Americans throughout history. We aim to honor the strength, resilience and creativity that are central to the culture and experience of Black people in the U.S. As a salute to the pioneering spirit of the African American community, we invite you to read below about notable trailblazers who have made important contributions to housing.

“During this Black History Month, and for many to come, we must never forget the dream—and fight for a new inheritance, one woven not of exclusion but instead of that universal human spirit that calls us each home.” – Dr. Raphael Bostic


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Leatrice B. McKissack
 Weaver 1
Robert C. Weaver

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Senator Edward Brooke

Martin Luther King Jr.
 Thurgood 1
Thurgood Marshall
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Beverly Loraine Greene  
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William Warley
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Hilyard Robinson