Category : Civil Rights

Civil RightsReligion

Father Divine

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Father Divine’s Peace Mission remains one of the most unorthodox religious movements in America. He may or may not have been born George Baker, either...
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James Farmer

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Civil rights leader James Farmer headed the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and organized the historic Freedom Rides of 1961. Born on January 12, 1920,...
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Ida B. Wells

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Journalist Ida B. Wells was already out of town when she realized that an editorial she’d written had caused a riot. In 1892, Wells had...
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A. Philip Randolph

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A. Philip Randolph was a trailblazing leader, organizer and social activist who championed equitable labor rights for African-American communities during the 20th century. Labor leader...
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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...
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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...
Civil RightsHistory

Dred Scott

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Dred Scott first went to trial to sue for his freedom in 1847. Ten years later, after a decade of appeals and court reversals, his...