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A Forgotten Heroine: Civil rights activist Daisy Bates fought to dismantle Arkansas’ segregation laws.

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A Forgotten Heroine: Civil rights activist Daisy Bates fought to dismantle Arkansas’ segregation laws. (And looked fabulous while doing it!

Ella Josephine Baker. Activist, Civil Rights Organizer, 1903–1986.

In this slideshow, meet 10 of the most important female civil rights leaders in America, including Rosa Parks, Ella Baker and Coretta Scott King.

"Phillip B. Downing, an African American, invented the mailbox in 1891." African American Inventors

Philip B. Downing, a black man, created the first protective postal mailbox in Before then, mailboxes were semi open which exposed mail to thieves stealing it and to being destroyed by the natural elements like rain and snow.

The six young women in this posed portrait are identified as "The Haymakers". July 22, 1910.

"The Haymakers". July At that time, middle-class Black women who were supported by their husbands and did not have to work were very socially and politically active, whether fighting for civil rights or organizing to keep their community together.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. accomplished more in his 39 years of life than any man could wish to accomplish in a lifetime.

Martin Luther King Jr was born January 1929 into a life of Southern segration but would eventually be thrust into a unique position where he would become a national icon in the history of American progressivism.

Black Collegians 1860

African-American Family, c. 1860 Credit: National Museum of American History Vintage African -American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were.

The Brown Family - Brown vs. Board of Education  Topeka, Kansas

Separate but Equal: Segregation in the Public Schools -- The Brown Family - Brown vs. Board of Education Topeka, Kansas -- In the Supreme Court decided the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.

At 10:22 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 19, 1963, as families arrived to attend services at the church, a thunderous explosion rang out from the basement. 19 sticks of dynamite were planted in the basement of the 16th Street Baptist Church. The blast killed 4 little girls & injured dozens more.Despite a national outcry for justice, - Birmingham, was a place where 50 other racially motivated bombings had gone unsolved over recent decades.

The big break in the 16th St. Baptist Church bombing case

Birmingham~ Bombing of Street Baptist Church killed 4 girls.and years later, justice a long time in coming.

Harriet Tubman became famous as a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad during the turbulent 1850s. Born a slave on Maryland's eastern shore, she endured the harsh existence of a field hand, including brutal beatings. In 1849 she fled slavery, despite a bounty on her head, she returned to the South at least 19 times to lead her family & hundreds of other slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Tubman also served as a scout, spy and nurse during the Civil War. #tubman

Harriet Tubman became famous as a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad during the turbulent Born a slave on Maryland's eastern shore, she endured the harsh existence of a field hand, including brutal beatings. In 1849 she fled slavery, despite a

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CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT , here's another Bull shit all men are created equal , what a bunch of shit . So I'm not Afro American but , I know about the crap they have thrown everyone the lies .

IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas @ The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian

mixedfreckle: “African American and Native American families and lives. IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas “Within the fabric of American identity is woven a story that has.

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