Category : Civil Rights

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Odetta Gordon

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Anointed as the queen of American folk music by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Odetta Gordon, a coloratura soprano, was born Odetta Holmes on December...
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Rufus Andrew Lewis

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Rufus Andrew Lewis was born on November 30, 1906 (d. 1999), to the late Lula and Jerry Lewis in Montgomery, Alabama. He was the youngest...
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Maude Craig

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Maude Evangeline Craig Sampson Williams (1880-1958), a suffragist, civil rights activist, and educator, was born and raised in East Central Austin. After she graduated from...
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John McFerren

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John McFerren was a civil rights activist best known for his involvement in the Tent City campaign of Fayette and Haywood Counties in the early...
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Viola Harris McFerren

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Viola Harris McFerren was a civil rights activist alongside her husband, John McFerren, in Fayette County, Tennessee. Viola Harris was born on October 19, 1931,...