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The Undefeated: 44 African Americans Who Shook Up the World

Shaking up the world, "or at least their corner of it": this was the selection criteria used to create The Undefeated: "44 African Americans Who Shook Up the World." The name is a nod to America's 44th President, and this resource profiles a diverse blend of influential Black leaders, including musicians, activists, academics, entrepreneurs, and athletes. Each feature includes a graphic portrait, tagline depicting why they were selected, and brief biography highlighting major accomplishments. Features include artist Jean-Michel Basquiat ("Because without Basquiat, there'd be no graffiti. Without Basquiat, there'd be no Banksy,") and politician Shirley Chisholm ("Because before 'Yes We Can' there was 'Unbought and Unbossed,'"). The resource is both engaging and informative, and after clicking through the slides, users will leave with a better understanding of the various platforms individuals used to push for racial justice and representation. Users looking to skip to a particular individual can hover over "See Full List" in the top left corner. The list's introduction was written by Kevin Merida, with profiles written by various staff members at the The Undefeated and portraits from Robert Ball. A branch of ESPN, The Undefeated brands itself as "the premier platform for exploring the intersections of race, sports and culture."
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Date of Scout Publication
February 21st, 2020
Date Of Record Creation
January 28th, 2020 at 12:35pm
Date Of Record Release
February 18th, 2020 at 10:01am
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