Black Girls Rock! Marsai Martin | 2nd Annual Digital Black History Month Education Campaign (Day XV)

We are pleased to share day XV of 540’s 2nd Annual Digital Black History Month Education Campaign

When talking about Black leaders and black excellence we often times over look the under 18 crowd. It’s a shame since historically young people have been the changemakers and changeseekers that have made contributions that have changed the world historically and in modern day. We recognize the Voice of the Young people during this years’ campaign.

Marsai Martin | Actress & Producer

Name: Marsai Martin
Date of Birth: August 14, 2004
Place of Birth: Plano, TX


  • Rose to fame in her role on the hit ABC sitcom Blackish
  • In 2018 Marsai Martin will became the youngest executive producer in Hollywood history
  • In 2018, Martin was cast in her first studio feature film called Little for Universal Pictures
  • Signed a first-look deal with Universal in 2019 where she will develop scripted projects

About Marsai Martin

About Marsai Martin was born in Plano, Texas. At age five, she landed her first national commercial, before moving to Los Angeles in 2013. The following year, Martin was cast opposite Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross in the ABC comedy series Black-ish created by Kenya Barris. For her breakthrough role, Martin has received numerous awards and nominations, including two NAACP Image Awards and a Young Artist AwardShe has received six NAACP Image Awards nominations and two Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series nominations.



“When the world tells you your dream is too big, you search for the folks that can see your vision”

About the Campaign

Every day throughout the month of February 540Blog will devote space to sharing Little Known Facts About Black Americans Throughout History. For us every month is Black History Month but we recognize and support the continuous need to take time and space to put a special spotlight on the accomplishments of Black and brown Americans from all ethnicities that have literally changed the course of history and yet have legacies that are not know by the masses.


  1. Wikipedia
  2. Ebony
  3. CNN


Published by Calvin Eaton

(he/his/him) Calvin Eaton is a disabled community educator, content creator, and social entrepreneur, whose area of expertise includes antiracism, equity, justice, instructional design, and program development. In 2016 Mr. Eaton founded 540WMain, Inc. a non-profit online and community-based organization for accessible education and events that promote justice for all.

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