Black Wizard History Month 2017

Black Wizard History Month 2017

Every February #WizardTeam celebrates the contributions of Black Witches and Wizards to the Wizarding World. This February, we wanted to highlight both the famous and lesser well-known witches and wizards. Each day we focused on a different person and their acheivements, here is the round up of all 28 pioneers.

Minister of Magic UK 1998-, first Ministry worker to set up a recurring office dominos game.

Minister of Magic UK 1998-, first Ministry worker to set up a recurring office dominos game.

Author of Magical Draughts and Potions, known for having a little something for you when you’re feeling down.

Author of Magical Draughts and Potions, known for having a little something for you when you’re feeling down.

Madame Pomfrey, the witch who REALLY runs Hogwarts. Long held rumor that Pomfrey was the inventor of Robotussin since that was the main thing she used in the hospital. Frequently quoted as telling students to "have a little tussin".

Madame Pomfrey, the witch who REALLY runs Hogwarts. Long held rumor that Pomfrey was the inventor of Robotussin since that was the main thing she used in the hospital. Frequently quoted as telling students to "have a little tussin".

Hermione Jean Granger, Brightest Witch of Her Age. Head of Dept. of Wizard-Elf Relations before becoming Minister of Magic

Hermione Jean Granger, Brightest Witch of Her Age. Head of Dept. of Wizard-Elf Relations before becoming Minister of Magic

Member of the Order of the Phoenix. Had the difficult job of protecting the Dursleys during the 2nd Wizarding War.

Member of the Order of the Phoenix. Had the difficult job of protecting the Dursleys during the 2nd Wizarding War.

Gryffindor, half-blood, Dumbledore’s Army, was supposed to go to the duel 1st year, but was like “nah, son, I’m good”

Gryffindor, half-blood, Dumbledore’s Army, was supposed to go to the duel 1st year, but was like “nah, son, I’m good”

Bertha Jorkins, had all the tea but ended up being used by lesser men. RIP. 

Bertha Jorkins, had all the tea but ended up being used by lesser men. RIP. 

“I ain’t saying she a gold digger, but she ain’t messing with no broke wizards”

“I ain’t saying she a gold digger, but she ain’t messing with no broke wizards”

Angelina Johnson, Gryffindor, Quidditch Captain, member of Dumbledore’s Army.

Angelina Johnson, Gryffindor, Quidditch Captain, member of Dumbledore’s Army.

Belinda Bowditch, revolutionized the Quick Quotes Quill so she could use to write her poems, BFF of Seraphina Picquerey

Belinda Bowditch, revolutionized the Quick Quotes Quill so she could use to write her poems, BFF of Seraphina Picquerey

Bo Jackson, known for playing baseball & football, but what ppl don’t know is that he also played professional Quidditch.

Bo Jackson, known for playing baseball & football, but what ppl don’t know is that he also played professional Quidditch.

Jimothy Jones-Brown, popular chef, celebrity judge on Wizard Chopped.

Jimothy Jones-Brown, popular chef, celebrity judge on Wizard Chopped.

Kleo Kente, inventor of Anti-Shrinkage Potion & the Detangling Spell, hires and pays house elves to work for her

Kleo Kente, inventor of Anti-Shrinkage Potion & the Detangling Spell, hires and pays house elves to work for her

Lavender Brown, Gryffindor, best friend of Parvati Patil, member of Dumbledore’s Army

Lavender Brown, Gryffindor, best friend of Parvati Patil, member of Dumbledore’s Army

*never forget Lavender Brown, was brown.

Madam Malkin, owner of House of Malkin, designer for Destiny’s Menagerie.

Madam Malkin, owner of House of Malkin, designer for Destiny’s Menagerie.

Luvenia Gilcrest, invented the Howler to let her disobedient son know she is not. the. one.

Luvenia Gilcrest, invented the Howler to let her disobedient son know she is not. the. one.

Keymond Brinkley, Muggle-born, would’ve been youngest Seeker in a century, but declined bc he don’t fuck with heights

Keymond Brinkley, Muggle-born, would’ve been youngest Seeker in a century, but declined bc he don’t fuck with heights

Claude LeRoy Gate, has an equally Muggle cousin is also a famous Historian. Claude authored Find Your Wizard Roots, A Black History of Magic.

Claude LeRoy Gate, has an equally Muggle cousin is also a famous Historian. Claude authored Find Your Wizard Roots, A Black History of Magic.

Similar to Muggles, wizards thought hip hop wouldn’t last but now you can hear young wizards all over listening to Wizard Trap on the rise - Popular recording artists: Mudbloodz, Tim E. Turner, Mandrake; popular songs “It’s Going Down in the Room of Requirement”, “You Remind Me of My Nimbus”

Similar to Muggles, wizards thought hip hop wouldn’t last but now you can hear young wizards all over listening to Wizard Trap on the rise - Popular recording artists: Mudbloodz, Tim E. Turner, Mandrake; popular songs “It’s Going Down in the Room of Requirement”, “You Remind Me of My Nimbus”

Beyoncé, part veela, Animagus who goes by the name of Hedwig.

Beyoncé, part veela, Animagus who goes by the name of Hedwig.

Seraphina Picquery, President of MACUSA 1920-1928 All around Bad Witch.

Seraphina Picquery, President of MACUSA 1920-1928 All around Bad Witch.

Blaise Zabini, Slytherin. Got witches in different area codes.

Blaise Zabini, Slytherin. Got witches in different area codes.

Dilys Derwent, St. Mungo’s Healer, Headmistress of Hogwarts, discovered potion to cure the Itis

Dilys Derwent, St. Mungo’s Healer, Headmistress of Hogwarts, discovered potion to cure the Itis

Sturgis Podmore, member of the Order of the Phoenix

Sturgis Podmore, member of the Order of the Phoenix

Doris Crockford, International Undersecretary to the Minister, keeps Umbridge in her “thoughts and prayers”

Doris Crockford, International Undersecretary to the Minister, keeps Umbridge in her “thoughts and prayers”

Babajide Akingbade, Supreme Mugwump of International Confederation of Wizards 1997-present

Babajide Akingbade, Supreme Mugwump of International Confederation of Wizards 1997-present

Lee Jordan, Creator of Potterwatch, Dumbledore’s Army, First person to go to the 3rd floor corridor…never went back

Lee Jordan, Creator of Potterwatch, Dumbledore’s Army, First person to go to the 3rd floor corridor…never went back

Episode 85 - "The Egg and the Eye"

Episode 85 - "The Egg and the Eye"

Episode 84 - "Rita Skeeter's Scoop"

Episode 84 - "Rita Skeeter's Scoop"