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Civil RightsHistory

Harry S. Truman

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Harry S. Truman (1884-1972), the 33rd U.S. president, assumed office following the death of President Franklin Roosevelt (1882-1945). In the White House from 1945 to...
Civil Rights

Cecil B. Moore

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Cecil B. Moore was a defense attorney and civil rights activist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Through pickets and other protests, he helped to integrate construction sites,...
Civil Rights

Mary White Ovington

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Mary White Ovington, (born April 11, 1865, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S.—died July 15, 1951, Newton Highlands, Massachusetts), American civil rights activist, one of the white reformers...
Politics

Stacey Abrams

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Stacey Abrams is a lawyer, politician, author, the first African American female major-party gubernatorial nominee, and the first African American woman to deliver a response...
Civil Rights

Tarana Burke

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As an activist, community organizer, and executive, Tarana Burke has made quite an impact. Known as the founder of the ‘me too’ Movement, Burke’s hashtag...
Civil Rights

Lateefah Simon

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Lateefah Simon is a nationally recognized advocate for civil rights and racial justice in Oakland and the Bay Area. She has been the President of...
Performance

Maxine Sullivan

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Maxine Sullivan had very little formal music training. She was discovered while singing at the Benjamin Harrison Literary Club in Pittsburg by Gladys Mosier. Mosier...