On January 25, Google released its Black History Month commercial for 2020 entitled The Most Searched: A Celebration of Black History Makers.
The commercial highlights black excellence by depicting Google's most searched moments and individuals in America. Each of the achievements featured in the commercial were accomplished by a black individual or depict a moment in black history.
Since the commercials release the internet, specifically "Black Twitter" has been giving rave reviews and expressing their satisfaction with it.
Check out a couple tweets below:
One Twitter user tweeted, "Not gonna front Google nailed it with this Black History Month commercial. It’s quite moving. Seeing it on my TV just now was quite a moment."
Another Twitter user tweeted, "I shed a few tears watching the Google commercial. Black is so powerful. It is such an honor to be black. With EVERYTHING against us, we are the pioneers. We are the greatest. This sh*t is amazing."
Others users on Black Twitter simply shared memes to express their feelings about the commercial. Here are a couple of them:
In order of appearance the commercial features:
The most searched performance- Beyonce's Homecoming Performance from Coachella 2019.
The most searched guitar solo- Prince
The most searched egot winner- John Legend
The most searched female poet- Dr. Maya Angelou
The most searched dunk- Michael Jordan
The most searched tennis player- Serena Williams
The most searched gymnast- Simone Biles, the first woman to land a double-double beam dismount.
The most searched ballerina- Misty Copeland, the first black ballerina to star in American Ballet Theatre’s production of "Swan Lake."
The most searched athlete- Lebron James
The most searched homecoming- Howard University, a Historically Black University in Washington DC
The most searched tap dancer- Gregory Hines
The most searched Pulitzer Prize Winner- Kendrick Lamar a 2018 winner and the first rapper to win the award.
The most searched remix- Lil NasX's "Old Town Road" featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
The most searched drag queen- RuPaul currently the creator and host of RuPual's Drag Race on VH1
The most searched talk show host- Oprah who's daytime talk show lasted 25 seasons from 1986-2001.
The most searched ww2 airmen- the Tuskegee Airmen, the first black airmen
The most searched NASA mathematician- Katherine G. Johnson who was portrayed by Taraji P. Henson in the 2016 film Hidden Figures.
The most searched autobiography- "The Autobiography of Malcolm X" published in 1965
The most searched star spangled banner- Whitney Houston at the 1991 Super Bowl
The most searched movement- the Montgomery Bus Boycott and Rosa Parks
The most searched speech- Martin Luther King Jr's "I have a Dream" speech delivered at the 1963 March on Washington
A clip of Tommie Smith and John Carlos raising their fists as a demonstration of black power during the 1968 Olympics was also featured in the video, but did not receive a "the most searched" title.
There are a few other most searched black icons and moments not shown in the video such as:
The most searched sit in- the Greensboro sit-ins
The most searched abolitionist- Fredrick Douglass
The most searched interception- Malcolm Butler in the 2015 Super Bowl
The most searched jazz musician- Louis Armstrong
These icons and moments as well as those shown in the video are listed on Google stories. The story provides detailed insight into each icon and moment and how they determined which icons and moments were the most searched in each category.
To find out more how Google used U.S.-based Google Trends Data to find out the most searched events between January 1, 2004 and July 1, 2019 for this commercial and to see the other icons and moments not listed visit: https://about.google/stories/most-searched-black-history-month/
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