Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa, 92.9 WTUG, Praise 93.3, 105.1 The Block, and the Tuscaloosa Thread are proud to present the 2022 Black History Makers of Alabama supported by Sealy Furniture Outlet, Twelve25 Sports Bar & Entertainment Venue, and Red Oak Credit Union.

The Yellowhammer State is filled with great African American leaders from the past, present, and future. We thank our West Alabama community partners, the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, Delta Phi Lambda Chapter, and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Eta Xi Omega Chapter for their continued support.

Imani Muse is a Black History Maker of Alabama

"What Black History means to me is looking in the mirror. As a Black woman who has made history in her own right and accomplished all that I have in my short 18 years on this earth, I believe it is important that we do not forget all the Black leaders who have made history in the past because they are the reason we are where we are today. However, we also have to remember how imperative it is to know we still have a long way to go in the fight for equity for all marginalized communities and it is up to us to be the change that we must see in this country and this world. That is why I strive every day to not only acknowledge and expose the issues in society but go the extra mile to change them for the better." - Imani P. Muse

Chicago, Illinois native Imani P. Muse is a second-semester freshman at The University of Alabama majoring in accountancy with a minor in mathematics. Muse has always been a girl with big dreams and now she is making those dreams a reality.

After graduating from Kenwood Academy High School with a 4.9 GPA and in the Top 10 of her class. Within her short time on at The University of Alabama she has become a leader in her community securing a spot as a head Freshman Liaison Council member with the UA Black Student Union, Official University of Alabama Parent Ambassador and Orientation competing for nearly 14 years and holding several local, state, national and even international titles. One of which being the first African American and first plus-size Miss Illinois Outstanding Teen in 2019 with the Miss America Organization.

Additionally, she is highly decorated outside of pageantry with accolades such as The Presidential Volunteer Award under the Obama Administration, becoming a book scholar for and conducting academic and civil research with The University of Chicago, and being an Illinois Student Assistance Commission State Scholar, which is given to individuals with extremely high merit in the state of Illinois.

From conversing with Rev. Jesse Jackson to shaking hands with Illinois Senator Dick Durbin to being honored as a Dr. Ben Carson Scholar. Muse has not only been in the presence of great leaders but aspires to become one.

Miss 2022 Alabama Collegiate America

Muse now serves as your 2022 Miss Alabama Collegiate America and takes pride in creating space for the next young lady who looks like her or comes from a similar background to excel.

When she is not on the pageant stage or in a conference room, she loves promoting her platform of #SAM (Small Acts Matter) and her national platform B.R.A.V.E (Building Respect and Values for Everyone).

Imani Muse is just scraping the surface of contributing to Black History stay tuned for what this young woman will do next.

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