Category : Civil Rights

Civil Rights

W.E.B. Du Bois

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W.E.B. Du Bois was one of the most important African-American activists during the first half of the 20th century. He co-founded the NAACP and supported...
Civil Rights

Ella Baker

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Civil rights leader Ella Baker helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. Born in 1903 in Norfolk, Virginia, Ella...
Civil Rights

Mary McLeod Bethune

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Mary McLeod Bethune was an educator and activist, serving as president of the National Association of Colored Women and founding the National Council of Negro...
Civil Rights

Marcus Garvey

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Marcus Garvey was a proponent of the Black Nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements, inspiring the Nation of Islam and the Rastafarian movement. Born in Jamaica, Marcus...
Civil Rights

Rosa Parks

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By refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus in 1955, black seamstress Rosa Parks (1913—2005) helped...
Civil Rights History

Daisy Bates

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Daisy Bates was an African American civil rights activist and newspaper publisher who documented the battle to end segregation in Arkansas. Daisy Bates was born...