Daisy Bates, Unsung Heroine of the Civil Rights Movement
Rosa Parks (1913-2005)"The only tired I was, was tired of giving in," Rosa Parks would go on to say about her decision not to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Ala., bus on Dec. 1, 1955. This wasn't the first time the seamstress had chosen not to give in. Parks had been an active member of the local NAACP chapter since 1943 and had marched on behalf of the Scottsboro boys, who were arrested in Alabama in 1931 for raping two white women. But it was her simple act of refusal, a…
Raven Wilkinson, one of the first Black/African American ballerinas to join a major ballet company
Mary Jane McLeod Bethune (July 10, 1875 – May 18, 1955) an American educator and civil rights leader best known for starting a school for African American students in Daytona Beach, Florida, that eventually became Bethune-Cookman University and for being an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
The Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson Sr. emerged as a leader during the Civil Rights movement.