• Nelson Mandela

    Nelson Mandela

    October 15, 2017 No Comment

      Nelson Mandela became the first black president of South Africa in 1994, serving until 1999. A symbol of global peacemaking, he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. “I hate race discrimination most intensely and in all its manifestations. I have fought it all during my life; I fight it now, and will do […]

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  • ROSA LOUISE PARKS

    ROSA LOUISE PARKS

    October 15, 2017 No Comment

      ROSA LOUISE PARKS BIOGRAPHY Rosa Louise Parks was nationally recognized as the “mother of the modern day civil rights movement” in America. Her refusal to surrender her seat to a white male passenger on a Montgomery, Alabama bus, December 1, 1955, triggered a wave of protest December 5, 1955 that reverberated throughout the United […]

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  • Marvel Cooke

    Marvel Cooke

    October 15, 2017 No Comment

    Marvel Cooke was a pioneering African American female journalist and political activist. Cooke’s groundbreaking career was spent in a world where she was often the only female African American. Talking about her work for the white-owned newspaper the Compass, she told biographer Kay Mills in 1988, ”there were no black workers there and no women.” […]

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  • Ella Baker

    Ella Baker

    October 15, 2017 No Comment

      Civil rights activist Ella Baker worked with the NAACP, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Born in 1903 in Norfolk, Virginia, Ella Baker became involved in political activism in the 1930s. She organized the Young Negroes Cooperative League in New York City, and later became a national director for […]

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  • Roy Wilkins

    Roy Wilkins

    October 14, 2017 No Comment

    Roy Wilkins was a 20th century journalist and activist who became the leader of the NAACP and was a key figure of the Civil Rights Movement. “Black power, in the quick, uncritical and highly emotional adoption it has received from some segments of a beleaguered people, can mean only black death. Even if it should […]

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  • Mind explosion #theGodbox

    Mind explosion #theGodbox

    October 14, 2017 1 comment

    Mind explosion #theGodbox Posted by David Banner on Thursday, October 12, 2017

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  • Edgar Daniel Nixon

    Edgar Daniel Nixon

    October 13, 2017 No Comment

      Edgar Daniel Nixon, an African American civil rights leader and union organizer, is remembered primarily for helping lead the Montgomery Bus Boycott in Alabama from 1955 to 1956.  E.D. Nixon was born to Wesley M. Nixon, a Baptist minister, and Sue Ann Chappell Nixon, a maid-cook, in Lowndes County, Alabama on July 12, 1899.  […]

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  • Ida B. Wells-Barnett

    Ida B. Wells-Barnett

    October 13, 2017 No Comment

      Activist and writer Ida B. Wells-Barnett first became prominent in the 1890s because she brought international attention to the lynching of African Americans in the South. Wells was born a slave in Holly Springs, Mississippi, in 1862. At the age of 16, she became primary caregiver to her six brothers and sisters, when both […]

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