Samuel L Jackson and other influential black actors

Although Black History Month is over, the following actors are absolutely deserving of a little extra credit. Click continue to see some of the most influential black actors who paved the way for contemporary stars.

Sidney Poitier

Ruby Dee

Denzel Washington

Angela Bassett

James Earl Jones

Samuel L. Jackson

Cicely Tyson

Will Smith

Viola Davis

Dorothy Dandridge

Terrence Howard

Forest Whitaker

Alfre Woodard