Ralph Bunche (1903-1971) was a diplomat, peace negotiator, advisor to presidents and the first African American to win the NobelRead more.
John S Rock
John S. Rock was the first black attorney admitted to the United States Supreme Court Bar. Rock was born toRead more.
Fannie Lou Hamer
Who was Fannie Lou Hamer? She was born to sharecropper parents on October 6, 1917 in Montgomery County, Mississippi. TheRead more.
Who was James Beckwourth? He was an explorer, scout, fur trapper and mountain man. James Beckwourth (1798-1866) was born intoRead more.
Benjamin Fletcher (1890-1949) was a union leader and organizer in the early 1900’s. He joined the Industrial Workers of theRead more.
Organizing and managing logistics for the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was a massive undertaking. While mostRead more.
Larry Doby was the second African American to play major league baseball and the first to play in the AmericanRead more.
In July 1775 the Second Continental Congress established the US postal system. Enslaved men, who worked for transportation contractors wereRead more.
Mary Church Terrell
Though less known than others, she was an important figure in the fight for equal rights and should be includedRead more.
Who Was Ella Baker? Ella Baker, although less known than others, was an important civil rights leader during the 1950sRead more.
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