Category : Civil Rights

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Freedom Summer

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Freedom Summer, or the Mississippi Summer Project, was a 1964 voter registration drive aimed at increasing the number of registered Black voters in Mississippi. Over...
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Charles Frederick McDew

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Charles Frederick McDew was a civil rights and community activist, teacher, labor organizer, and one of the founding members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee...
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Harry T. Moore

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Harry Tyson Moore was an African American civil rights leader and founder of the Brevard County, Florida chapter of the National Association for the Advancement...
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The Spingarn Medal

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The Spingarn Medal is the highest honor of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Since 1915, it has been awarded annually...
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Aurelia Shines Browder

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Aurelia Shines Browder Coleman was born on January 29, 1919, in Montgomery, Alabama, where she remained for her entire life, working a variety of jobs...
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Fred David Gray

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Fred David Gray, a native of Montgomery, Alabama, is a landmark-setting civil rights lawyer. Educated at the Nashville Christian Institute, Alabama State University, and Case...