Civil Rights Activists

Biography.com  Famous Civil Rights Activists
What's the difference between human rights and civil rights? - Quora


11643 160903  Museum Opens September 24th | National Museum of African American History and Culture
National Museum of African American History and Culture - Wikipedia
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Civil Rights Activists

12267 170203  Fifteenth Amendment - Black History - HISTORY.com
15th Amendment to the Constitution: Primary Documents of American History (Virtual Programs & Services, Library of Congress)
15th Amendment  February 3, 1870
Voting Rights Act of 1965

12409 170307-0308  Remembering Selma’s “Bloody Sunday” - History in the Headlines
Bloody Sunday - Selma, Alabama - YouTube  March 7, 1965  

Alabama 
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born August 24, 1759    William Wilberforce
William Wilberforce | British politician | Britannica.com
BBC - History - William Wilberforce
William Wilberforce - Wikipedia 
August 24, 1759 - July 29, 1833, an English politician, philanthropist, and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. ...
The Story of William Wilberforce - MP and slave abolitionist - YouTube

Amazing Grace (2006) - IMDb
Amazing Grace movie trailer - YouTube
Amazing Grace Full Movie (Biography, Drama) - YouTube
William Wilberforce & the End of the African Slave Trade - Christian History Made Easy - YouTube

born May 9, 1800    John Brown

Biography.com  John Brown
John Brown's Raid in American Memory - YouTube

John Brown - YouTube
John Brown (abolitionist) - Wikipedia 
May 9, 1800 – December 2, 1859, an American abolitionist who believed armed insurrection was the only way to overthrow the institution of slavery in the United States...
Civil Rights

born October 2, 1800      Nat Turner      
Biography.com  Nat Turner
Nat Turner - Wikipedia 
October 2, 1800 – November 11, 1831, an African-American slave who led a slave rebellion of slaves and free blacks in Southampton County, Virginia on August 21, 1831 ...
Nat Turner - YouTube
Possession Award-Winning Nat Turner Short Film - YouTube
 
born December 10, 1805    William Lloyd Garrison
William Lloyd Garrison  PBS
William Lloyd Garrison - YouTube
Who is William Lloyd Garrison? - YouTube
William Lloyd Garrison - Wikipedia 
December 10, 1805 – May 24, 1879, a prominent American abolitionist, journalist, suffragist, and social reformer. He is best known as the editor of the abolitionist newspaper The Liberator, which he founded with Isaac Knapp in 1831 and published in Massachusetts until slavery was abolished by Constitutional amendment after the American Civil War. He was one of the founders of the American Anti-Slavery Society. He promoted "immediate emancipation" of slaves in the United States. In the 1870s, Garrison became a prominent voice for the woman suffrage movement. ...
PBS American Experience & The Abolitionists Part 1 1820s 1838 - YouTube
Abolitionists  | 
Massachusetts

John Quincy Adams and abolitionism - Wikipedia
Presidents: John Quincy Adams (6th)

born February 12, 1809     Abraham Lincoln
Happy birthday, Abe! 8 facts, mostly tragic, about Abraham Lincoln - Houston Chronicle

Battle Of Gettysburg | Civil War Documentary - YouTube
Lincoln's Birthday - Wikipedia
Abraham Lincoln  16th President, White House 
Abraham Lincoln Biography  Civil Rights Activist, Lawyer, U.S. Representative, U.S. President
Abraham Lincoln - Wikipedia  February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865, 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy....
150 years ago, Abraham Lincoln sliced up one of his most famous speeches - The Washington Post

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Lincoln Memorial - Bing Images

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born June 14, 1811    Harriet Beecher Stowe   
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Part 1 of 9) - YouTube
Biography:  Harriet Beecher Stowe
Harriet Beecher Stowe - YouTube
Harriet Beecher Stowe - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com

Who is Harriet Beecher Stowe? - YouTube
Harriet Beecher Stowe - Wikipedia 
June 14, 1811 – July 1, 1896, an American abolitionist and author. She came from a famous religious family and is best known for her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852).
Abolitionists  |  Presidents: Abraham Lincoln
 |  Civil War

10879 160217    c. February 1818    Happy birthday Frederick Douglass!
Biography.com  Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass - From Slave to Abolitionist - YouTube
Frederick Douglass - Wikipedia  c. February 1818 – February 20, 1895, an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement from Massachusetts and New York, gaining note for his dazzling oratoryand incisive antislavery writings. He stood as a living counter-example to slaveholders' arguments that slaves lacked the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens...   
Aboard the Underground Railroad-- Boston African American NHS
Circle of Hope
Civil Rights Activists

c. 1822    Harriet Tubman
4929 140201  Marylander Harriet Tubman honored with Google Doodle  (Baltimore Sun, Carrie Wells, 02/01/2014)
The Underground Railroad is just part of the story: 9 facts about black history in the Tri-State  (WCPO, Roxanna Swift, 02/01/2014)
Harriet Tubman Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story - Biography.com
Harriet Tubman - Wikipedia 
c. 1822 – March 10, 1913, an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and, during the American Civil War, a Union spy. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made some thirteen missions to rescue approximately seventy enslaved families and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad....
Black History Month - Wikipedia
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad Video - America The Story of Us - HISTORY.com
The Underground Railroad - National Geographic Education
Underground Railroad - Wikipedia

13284 170918  Fugitive Slave Act & Uncle Tom's Cabin - YouTube
Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 - Wikipedia  September 18, 1850

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11116 160407    April 5, 1856    Happy birthday Booker T. Washington!
Biography.com  Booker T. Washington: Educator, Civil Rights Activist
History and Mission | Tuskegee University  Alabama
Booker T. Washington - Wikipedia
  April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915, an American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the dominant leader in the African-American community.
  Washington was from the last generation of black American leaders born into slavery and became the leading voice of the former slaves and their descendants. They were newly oppressed in the South by
disenfranchisement and the Jim Crow discriminatory laws enacted in the post-Reconstruction Southern states in the late 19th and early 20th centuries....
Civil Rights Activists  |  Virginia   

10933 160229     February 23, 1868    Happy birthday W. E. B. Du Bois!   
Biography.com  W. E. B. Du Bois
W. E. B. Du Bois - Wikipedia 
February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963, an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, and editor....
Civil Rights Activists 

born October 2, 1869    Mahatma Gandhi
Biography.com  Mahatma Gandhi
Mini Bio: Gandhi - YouTube
Mahatma Gandhi First Television Interview (30 April 1931) - YouTube
Mahatma Gandhi-Documentary - YouTube
Mahatma Gandhi - Wikipedia
  Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948, the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahatma (Sanskrit: "high-souled", "venerable")—applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa,—is now used worldwide. He is also called Bapu (Gujarati: endearment for "father", "papa") in India. In common parlance in India he is often called Gandhiji. He is unofficially called the Father of the Nation. ...
Mahatma Gandhi - YouTube
Gandhi? A racist? Revisionist protest spares no one, as this California dispute shows. - The Washington Post  10/03/2016


12267 170203  Fifteenth Amendment - Black History - HISTORY.com
15th Amendment to the Constitution: Primary Documents of American History (Virtual Programs & Services, Library of Congress)
15th Amendment  February 3, 1870
Voting Rights Act of 1965

12754 170518  Supreme Court rules in Plessy v. Ferguson - May 18, 1896 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    Grover Cleveland    #24
Civil Rights   
12749 170517     May 17, 1954
Brown v. Board of Education - Wikipedia -
The decision overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson decision of 1896, which allowed state-sponsored segregation, insofar as it applied to public education. Handed down on May 17, 1954, the Warren Court's unanimous (9–0) decision stated that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal."
Brown v. Board of Education in PBS' The Supreme Court - YouTube
Brown v. Board of Education - YouTube|
Presidents:        Dwight D. Eisenhower     #34  
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born June 3, 1906    Josephine Baker
JOSEPHINE BAKER 1926 Banana Skirt - YouTube
Josephine Baker, Zouzou, Dances With Her Shadow - YouTube
Josephine Baker - Wikipedia  Josephine Baker (born Freda Josephine McDonald; 3 June 1906 – 12 April 1975, an American-born entertainer, whose career was centered primarily in Europe, mostly in her adopted country, France.
Josephine Baker - Activist, Civil Rights Activist, Dancer, Singer - Biography.com
St. Louis, Missouri  |  France

Civil Rights

11061 160326    March 24, 1912    Happy birthday Dorothy Height!
This Day in History March 24 - Coin World  a video
8827 150324  March 24, 1912  Happy birthday Dorothy Height!
Happy Birthday Dr. Dorothy Irene Height! District of Columbia Public Library
5440 140324  March 24, 1912  DOROTHY IRENE HEIGHT ‘Godmother of the civil-rights movement’ was a portrait in powerful change. Google Doodle salutes her accordingly. - “stop worrying about whose name gets in the paper ... "  video (Washington Post, Michael Cavna, 03/24/2014)
Dorothy Height Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story - Biography.com 
Dorothy Height - Wikipedia  March 24, 1912 – April 20, 2010, an American administrator and educator, was a civil rights and women's rights activist specifically focused on the issues of African-American women, including unemployment, illiteracy, and voter awareness. She was the president of the National Council of Negro Women for forty years and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994 and the congressional Congressional Gold Medal in 2004. ... 
Women's Rights  |  Civil Rights

10821 160204   
February 4, 1913    Happy birthday Rosa Parks!
Biography.com  Rosa Parks - Civil Rights Activist, videos
From The Rosa Parks Story: "Arrested" - YouTube
Roasa Parks Part 1 - YouTube
Rosa Parks Part 2 - YouTube
Rosa Parks - Wikipedia  February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005, an African American civil rights activist, whom the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement".
Rosa Parks Day - Wikipedia 
Rosa Parks  | 
Martin Luther King, Jr .

Silent Parade of 1917 - YouTube  July 28, 1917
Silent Parade - Wikipedia

Silent Parade: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know  heavy.
Presidents:    Woodrow Wilson    #28
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Nelson Mandela   July 18, 1918 – December 5, 2013, South African

11114 160406    April 4, 1928    Happy birthday Maya Angelou!
Biography.com  Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou Reciting her Poem "On the Pulse of Morning" - YouTube  at Clinton's 1993 inauguration
Biography.com  Beyond Words: National Poetry Month & Maya Angelou
I know why the caged birds sing of Maya Angelou - YouTube
Maya Angelou - I know why the Caged Bird Sings - YouTube
Caged Bird by Maya Angelou - The Poetry Foundation
Maya Angelou - Wikipedia 
April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014, an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. ...
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Wikipedia
Civil Rights  |  Poets    

born May 19, 1925    Malcolm X
Biography.com  Malcolm X
MALCOLM X: OUR HISTORY WAS DESTROYED BY SLAVERY - YouTube
Malcolm X Make It Plain (Full PBS Documentary) - YouTube
Malcolm X and the Black Lives Matter Movement  Huffington Post, 02/23/2016
Malcolm X assassinated - Feb 21, 1965 - HISTORY.com
Malcolm X - Wikipedia 
May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965, born Malcolm Little and also known as el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, an American Muslim minister and human rights activist. To his admirers he was a courageous advocate for the rights of blacks, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black Americans; detractors accused him of preaching racism and violence. He has been called one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history...
Martin Luther King and Malcolm X Debate - YouTube
MALCOLM X MUHAMMAD ALI IS MY BROTHER - YouTube

born July 2, 1925   
Medgar Evers
June 12, 1963    Medgar Evers assassinated
Medgar Evers assassinated - Jun 12, 1963 - HISTORY.com
Medgar Evers - Mini Bio - YouTube
Medgar Evers - Wikipedia  July 2, 1925 – June 12, 1963, an American
civil rights activist from Mississippi who worked to overturn segregation at the University of Mississippi and to enact social justice and voting rights. He was murdered by a white supremacist and Klansman.
Civil Rights  |  Mississippi

12749 170517     May 17, 1954
Brown v. Board of Education - Wikipedia -
The decision overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson decision of 1896, which allowed state-sponsored segregation, insofar as it applied to public education. Handed down on May 17, 1954, the Warren Court's unanimous (9–0) decision stated that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal."
Brown v. Board of Education in PBS' The Supreme Court - YouTube
Brown v. Board of Education - YouTube|
Presidents:        Dwight D. Eisenhower     #34  
Civil Rights
  
12754 170518  Supreme Court rules in Plessy v. Ferguson - May 18, 1896 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    Grover Cleveland    #24
Civil Rights   


13194 170828  The death of Emmett Till - Aug 28, 1955 - HISTORY.com  >  Jim Crow segregation in the South and African American civil rights movement
Civil Rights

13319 170925  Little Rock Nine History Project Documentary - YouTube
BBC ON THIS DAY | 25 | 1957: Troops end Little Rock school crisis 
September 25, 1957, Little Rock, Arkansas

Civil Rights 
Presidents:    Dwight D. Eisenhower    #34 

Meredith graduates from Ole Miss - Aug 18, 1963 - HISTORY.com
James Meredith - Wikipedia
The Legacy of James Meredith - YouTube
September 29, 1962 - Ross Barnett, Governor of Mississippi, giving his I Love Mississippi speech. - YouTube
Presidents:    John F. Kennedy    #35
Civil Rights  |  Mississippi

Martin Luther King, Jr.    January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968

13272 170915  Klan Bombing of Birmingham Church 1963 - YouTube  September 15, 1963
16th Street Baptist Church bombing - Wikipedia

Civil Rights  |  Alabama
Presidents    John F. Kennedy    #35
3431 130916  World remembers four girls on bombing anniversary  (USA Today)
16th Street Baptist Church bombing - Wikipedia:
The 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed on Sunday, September 15, 1963 as an act of racially motivated terrorism. ...

12928 170702  LBJ signs Civil Rights Act of 1964 - YouTube  July 2, 1964
The 1960s in America Crash Course US History #40 - YouTube
Presidents:    Lyndon B. Johnson    #36
Civil Rights  

13089 170806  Johnson signs Voting Rights Act - Aug 06, 1965 - HISTORY.com
Presidents:    Lyndon B. Johnson    #36
Civil Rights

13113 170811  Watts Riot begins - Aug 11, 1965 - HISTORY.com
1965-Watts Riots - YouTube
Los Angels, California
Civil Rights

Presidents:    Lyndon B. Johnson    #36 


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Black Lives Matter

11486 160714  After Dallas, The Future of Black Lives Matter - The New Yorker
Essence Debates: Is the Black Lives Matter Movement the Civil Rights Movement of our Generations?
Black Lives Matter - Wikipedia
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