Category : Civil Rights

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John Parker

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John Parker, inventor, and businessman was also a prominent Underground Railroad conductor before the Civil War.  He was reputedly responsible for the rescue of nearly...
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Amelia Boynton

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Amelia Boynton, born Amelia Platts, was a prominent figure in the American civil rights movement. She was born on August 18, 1911, in Savannah, Georgia,...
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Jimmie Lee Jackson

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Jimmie Lee Jackson was shot and killed by an Alabama state trooper in 1965; his death inspired a civil rights demonstration that led to the...
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Andrew Young Jr

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Andrew Young Jr. was an activist for the Civil Rights Movement. He became a member of Congress, mayor of Atlanta and U.S. ambassador to the...
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Bloody Sunday

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In 1965, the “Bloody Sunday” event took place in Alabama, marking a significant moment in the civil rights movement. On March 7th of that year,...