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The Most Searched: A Celebration of Black History Makers

This Black History Month, we’re celebrating some of #TheMostSearched moments and individuals in America. To find them, we used U.S.-based Google Trends Data to identify Black American achievements that were searched more than any others between January 1, 2004 – when U.S. Search Data first became available – and July 1, 2019. Here’s to the history makers and all those they continue to inspire.

See the full methodology behind the film and explore more of #TheMostSearched at

C R E D I T S:

Google Brand Studio
Sound: Lime Studios
VFX/Color/Finish: Chapeau Studios
Production support: Where the Buffalo Roam

Background music track “Countdown” – courtesy of Sony Music

NBA footage copyright of NBA Properties

Tennis footage copyright courtesy of Wimbledon

Prince, Warner Music Group/Rhino Entertainment

NFL Films

Universal Music Group – Kendrick Lamar music video

Sony Music – Lil Nas X “Old Town Road” video


Film Archives



Global Image Works

Getty Images


Fremantle – Thames Television

Kennedy Center

Under Armour


Matte Projects


RuPaul’s World of Wonder

United States Olympic Committee


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