Roy Wilkins Civil Rights Activist, Editor, Journalist / 1901 - 1981 Roy Wilkins was an American civil rights leader who served as the executive director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
The grandchild of slaves, George Henry Jackson (b. 1847) was a teacher, attorney, and Republican Ohio state legislator. In the late 1870s, he married Virginia Gordon, whose father had made a fortune in coal. With the financial help of his father-in-law, Jackson entered law school and began practicing law. Elected with 32,000+ votes, to the Ohio legislature, he served on the Privileges Committee and submitted successful civil rights bills.
Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine In LIFE's Paul Schutzer photographed activist Daisy Bates (fourth from left) as she posed in front of the U. Supreme Court with members of the Little Rock Nine. Standing tall and proud in front of the highest c
Orangeburg massacre - On Feb. three students were killed and 28 were injured in Orangeburg, South Carolina — most shot in the back by the state police while protesting segregation at the local bowling alley.
Dr. Floyd Williams is a research professor and mathematician. Williams was awarded a National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation grant in 1983 to continue his research. Williams is internationally renowned for his pioneering research in Lie Theory and mathematical physics.
First woman bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal (A.) Church and Howard University graduate (M., Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie received the D. at the 2000 Howard University Convocation as she served as Opening Convocation Speaker.
Anthony Bowen, who purchased his own freedom from slavery in Maryland, founded the first YMCA chapter for Black Americans in This was one of the first organizations for Black Americans. Bowen was an abolitionist and advised President Lincoln to.
eternallybeautifullyblack: “ The African-American Suffragists History Forgot by Lynn Yaeger [T]hough we may have vague notions of the American women who fought so heroically for the ballot on this side of the Atlantic, they are, in our minds, in our.
(she shares my birthday - 30 Nov!) Delta Sigma Theta Soror Shirley Chisholm - "Unbought and Unbossed" Chisholm was the first African American woman in Congress, a 1972 candidate for president, and a life long advocate for women's and civil rights.
Characters in my novel, Holding True, celebrate this event. In James Meredith was the first African American student admitted to the segregated University of Mississippi, an event that was a flashpoint in the American civil rights movement.