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Happy Black History Month featuring The Most Searched!

Black History Month
Demonstrators lock arms in front of the Dallas County courthouse in Selma, Alabama. Sheriff Jim Clark had them all arrested, 1965

Happy Black History Month! As an African American, I am proud to celebrate my history and acknowledge my forefathers and ancestors. Their lives, triumphs, highs and lows are apart of me — because of them, I am. During last Sunday’s Grammys Google aired their commercial “The Most Searched: A Celebration of Black History Makers.” I loved it by the way. Check out the commercial below and hear more from Google.

Celebrating the greats and those they inspire!

Google Trends Data offers a unique look at what the world is currently searching for. And yet these trends can also help us understand what has endured: what has captivated our attention over time, who has had an undeniable influence on history, and who is shaping our future. Some of these people and moments rise above the rest – and we search for them more than any others. They are the Most Searched.

To find the most searched in Google Trends history, we used U.S.-based Trends Data to identify Black American achievements that were searched more than any others between January 1, 2004 – when U.S. Google Search Data first became available – and July 1, 2019. (See data methodology here.) In other words, being the most searched talk show host means Oprah Winfrey was searched more than all other talk show hosts over this 15-year span. From the most searched speech to the most searched NASA mathematician, these individuals and moments not only have defined American history but also continue to inspire the nation.

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