Activism

Fannie Lou Hamer

Aug 6th, 2010 | By
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1917-1977  Fannie Lou Hamer became active in the Civil Rights movement when she was denied the right to register to vote in Indianola, Mississippi. This experience of overt discrimination inspired the 44-year-old Hamer to give up her family life and devote her remaining years to the fight for racial equality in the south, in which
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Harriet Tubman

Jun 11th, 2010 | By
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1821? – 1913  Known as the “Moses of her people,” Harriet Tubman was born a slave of purely African ancestry. She escaped to freedom and risked her life to save over 300 slaves, including her own parents, in 19 separate “freedom trips” on the Underground Railroad. During the Civil War, Tubman worked for the Union
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jun 11th, 2010 | By
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1929-1968  Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the most important and significant African Americans of all time.  But his greatness of stature is best measured by his impact on all Americans, and indeed the entire global community in support of humanitarianism, universal dignity for all people, and nonviolent courageous action for positive social change.
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