The Dante Valve team celebrated Black History Month by creating a list of people we consider role models from Black History. Each person on our team was asked to identify one person, living or deceased, who they respect, admire or who has had an impact on their lives. The person could be a public figure or someone from their personal life-experience. There was only one caveat: we collectively agreed that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks were admirable and appropriately receive significant attention during Black History Month. We would name others. The result is this impressive list of people from all aspects of life – politicians, sports figures, musicians, celebrities, scientists, entrepreneurs, activists, educators and family members.