Now that the 365 Days of the Black Hero project has come to an end I want to thank everyone for their comments and suggestions. I apologize if I did not do your suggestion but there were more heroes than I had days. This was never meant to be the definitive list of black heroes. Some heroes that made the list are not more worthy than other heroes that did not. I purposely included some rather obscure heroes and omitted some obvious ones. I did this to show that there are more than just 365 black heroes. I wanted to show the depth, breadth, and variety of black people’s positive contributions to history, science, literature, sports, and pop culture.
The hero needed not be a saint or meet the classical definition of “hero” but be a positive portrayal or aspect of a person. I wanted more than just Americans as well as those of mixed heritage and ancestry. There were a couple of joke heroes for fun and are not to be taken too seriously. I did not want the list to be too academic but at the same time not too frivolous.
Over the year people have asked if there will be a book or calendar, as of right now the answer is no. Currently I have no plans to do anything further with the 365 Days of the Black Hero. This project was mainly to help me practice my art skills almost daily with a subject that would keep my interest. Also it was a chance for me to learn of more black people that have contributed to our society. So it has fulfilled its purpose and I’m looking forward to working on new projects.