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Victoria Gray Adams

Victoria Gray Adams was an American civil rights activist. She was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on November 5, 1926. She went to Wilberforce University, but could not afford it so she had to leave. Even though she did not finish college, Adams found work as a teacher.

                                               

Freedom Riders

Freedom Riders were civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated Southern United States in 1961 and years to challenge the non-enforcement of the United States Supreme Court decisions Morgan v. Virginia and Boynton v. Virginia, which ruled that segregated public buses were unconstitutional. The Southern states had ignored the rulings and the federal government did nothing to enforce them. The first Freedom Ride left Washington, D.C. on May 4, 1961, and was scheduled to arrive in New Orleans on May 17. Southern local and state police considered the actions of the Fre ...

                                               

Dick Gregory

Richard Claxton "Dick" Gregory was an American comedian, social activist, social critic, writer, and entrepreneur. Gregory was born on October 12, 1932 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was raised in Chicago, Illinois. Gregory studied at Sumner High School and at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He had been married to Lillian Gregory since 1959. They had 10 children. Gregory died at a hospital in Washington, D.C. on August 19, 2017 of heart failure at the age of 84.

                                               

Aileen Hernandez

Aileen Clark Hernandez was an African-American who fought for the rights of women and people with less rights. During her life, she was the president of the National Organization for Women and also worked in government for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

                                               

Lena Horne

Horne was born on June 30, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York City. She was raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and in New York City. When she was three years old, her father, Edwin" Teddy” Horne, and her mother, Edna, divorced. She lived with her grandmother, Cora Calhoun, and her grandfather, Edwin Horne. Her mother was an actor and singer, but she was not very successful. She took Lena to the South, where they moved often. When she returned to Brooklyn, she continued to move often. After her career started, Horne married Louis Jones. They divorced later. They had two children, Gail and Edwin" Te ...

                                               

Kiilu Nyasha

Kiilu Nyasha was an American Black Panther, journalist, and revolutionary activist. She was born in 1939, and grew up in New York City and San Francisco.

                                               

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee was the main channel of student activity to the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. It was created in 1960 from the student-led sit-ins to protest segregated lunch counters in Greensboro, North Carolina and Nashville, Tennessee. The group was mainly founded and headed by Ella Baker.

                                     

ⓘ American civil rights activists

  • like Lyndon B. Johnson. Activists of all races came to join African - Americans in marches, sit - ins, and protests. The Civil Rights Movement was very successful
  • 1986 was an African - American civil rights and human rights activist She worked alongside some of the most famous civil rights leaders of the 20th century
  • King December 19, 1899 November 11, 1984 was an African American civil rights activist and the father of Martin Luther King, Jr. He was a Baptist minister
  • August 15, 1935 March 1, 2021 was an American businessman and civil rights activist He worked for many Civil Rights Movement organizations. He was a presidential
  • known for his work as a civil rights activist and his story was included in the University of Southern Mississippi s Civil Rights Digital Archive. RIP:
  • Martin Luther King, Jr, and young activists in the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s also adopted civil disobedience techniques, during and
  • The civil rights movements was a series of worldwide political movements for equal civil and political rights Many times in history, people have used
  • Robinson August 18, 1911 August 26, 2015 was an American activist She was a leader of the Civil Rights Movement in Selma, Alabama and a key figure in
  • nominations, church state separation, civil rights voting rights for Washington, DC in the U.S. Congress and equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered
  • Leadership Conference SCLC is an African - American civil rights group. The SCLC was very important in the Civil Rights Movement. Martin Luther King, Jr. was
Lulu Belle Madison White
                                               

Lulu Belle Madison White

Lulu Belle Madison White was a teacher and civil rights activist in Texas during the 1940s and 1950s. In 1939, White was named as the president of the Houston chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People before becoming executive secretary of the branch in 1943. Under her leadership, the Houston chapter of the NAACP more than doubled in size from 1943 to 1948.