• 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 2 comments

    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 1 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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  • “W. E. B.” Du Bois

    “W. E. B.” Du Bois

    October 13, 2017 No Comment

      William Edward Burghardt “W. E. B.” Du Bois (1868-1963) was was a leading African-American sociologist, writer and activist. Educated at Harvard University and other top schools, Du Bois studied with some of the most important social thinkers of his time. He earned fame for the publication of such works as Souls of Black Folk […]

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  • Booker T. Washington

    Booker T. Washington

    October 13, 2017 No Comment

      Booker T. Washington, in full Booker Taliaferro Washington (born April 5, 1856, Franklin county, Virginia, U.S.—died November 14, 1915, Tuskegee, Alabama.), educator and reformer, first president and principal developer of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute (now Tuskegee University), and the most influential spokesman for black Americans between 1895 and 1915. He was born in […]

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