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China Anne McClain talks top 10 African-American role models

 
A.N.T. Farm star China Anne McClain kicked off Black History Month with a particularly poignant blog post over at HuffPo, all about the African-Americans who have influenced her most.  Who made her list? Check it out below:

 

 

1. Mom

“The thing that I will always remember is how she and my dad taught me to ALWAYS be humble and remain a good person.”

 

2. Dad

“Seeing him do something he loves made me want to do it also.”

 

3. Michael Jackson

“When he was on stage performing, you could tell that he loved it and was really having fun.”

 

4. Hattie McDaniel

“All of Hattie McDaniel's talent and hard work has influenced me to try new things!”

 

5. Beyoncé

“Beyoncé has taught me how to be confident on stage! She always has so much attitude.”

 

6. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“He has taught me that I can really inspire people with my voice, and that's how I want to spend a big part of my career.”

 

7. Barack Obama

“He has taught me…If you see a problem that needs attention, big or small, take initiative and fix it. There's no need to wait.”

 

8. Michelle Obama

“Bold, beautiful, black, mothering, compassionate, brilliant, humble, strong, supportive, innovative and so many other things. This is the type of person I want to see staring back at me when I look in the mirror.”

 

9. Gabby Douglas

“Even though she is young herself, she gives African-American girls someone to look up to and teaches us that dreams really do come true.”

           

10. Oprah Winfrey

“She changes people's lives everyday with nothing but her voice.”

 

Keep the celebration going tonight by tuning in to a special episode of A.N.T. Farm premiering tonight at 8 p.m. EST/PST on Disney Channel.

 

Who inspires you? Blog about it, babes!

BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 2/1/2013 1:20:00 PM

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