Global development envoy and girls’ education advocate, Zuriel Oduwole, has been featured by the affluent California City of Beverly Hills as part of their annual #Blackhistorymonth2021 celebrations.
The 18-year-old Los Angeles film maker was recognized for her global advocacy for girls’ education since the age of 10, teaching unemployed young women across Africa a film making class since the age of 13, meeting dozens of Presidents to talk about social issues, and helping end girl marriage in Mozambique, in July 2019.
Oduwole is seen as inspiring girls across the United States and the globe at large, encouraging them to dream bigger than they ever have, while being bold to start their journey as soon and as young as they want to.
For 28 days, the city of Beverly Hills would feature one American each day, throughout the month of February.
The recognition was launched by President Gerald Ford in 1976 to celebrate the incredible and often overlooked achievements of African Americans to the growth and development of the United States.
Since then, the country has been recognizing the extraordinary feats, exploits, and indelible contributions African Americans have made to the growth and development of the nation with its annual Black History month celebrations.
Some of the previously acknowledged African Americans include Booker T Washington, Barack Obama, Martin Luther King Jr, Kamala Harris, Harriet Tubman, Angela Davis, Magic Johnson, Oprah Winfrey, Halle Berry, Carl Lewis, Serena Williams, Elijah Cummings, Amanda Gorman and Jamie Foxx.