Category : Civil Rights

Civil Rights

Robert Parris Moses

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Although he avoided publicity and was reluctant to assert himself as a leader, Robert Parris Moses became one of the most influential black leaders of...
Civil Rights History

Annie Lee Cooper

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“Upfront, pleasant, and…absolutely fearless” was how John Lewis described Selma-native Annie Lee Cooper. By the fall of 1963, the voting drive in Selma had “mushroomed...
Civil Rights History

Buck Franklin

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Buck Franklin was an attorney in Tulsa, Oklahoma, who is most notably known for defending the survivors of the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921. He...
Civil Rights History

Ax Handle Saturday

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More than 200 white people wielding baseball bats and ax handles chased African Americans through the streets of downtown Jacksonville, trying to beat them into...
Civil Rights History

Viola Liuzzo

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Viola Gregg Liuzzo was born on April 11, 1925, in the small town of California, Pennsylvania. Her father, Heber Ernest Gregg, worked in a coal...
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