National Black Justice Coalition


The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) and the Ubuntu Biography Project have 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 shares in-depth bios daily on various media platforms.

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.

We invite you to join in the campaign by sharing stories of Black LGBTQ/SGL people who are making extraordinary contributions at home, in the community or around our country. We invite you to lift up the individuals included in the campaign as well. For this Black History Month, let us celebrate the full diversity of the Black community as we work better together to support one another.