Key Highlights About Raymond Pace Alexander: Prominent civil rights activist Harvard-trained attorney President of the National Bar Association (1929) First Black graduate of the Wharton School of Business   Raymond Pace Alexander was a prominent civil rights activist, jurist, and Harvard-trained at...Key Highlights About Raymond Pace Alexander: Prominent civil rights activist Harvard-trained attorney President of the National Bar Association (1929) First Black graduate of the Wharton School…

Key Highlights About Raymond Pace Alexander: Prominent civil rights activist Harvard-trained attorney President of the National Bar Association (1929) First Black graduate of the Wharton School of Business Raymond Pace Alexander was a prominent civil rights activist, jurist, and Harvard-trained at...Key Highlights About Raymond Pace Alexander: Prominent civil rights activist Harvard-trained attorney President of the National Bar Association (1929) First Black graduate of the Wharton School…

BY WALTER OPINDE  On this day, 1st July, 1974, the famous Afro-American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.’s mother, Alberta King, was shot and killed while participating in the morning church service; so sad! The 69-year-old wife of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Sr., and the mother of ...BY WALTER OPINDE  On this day, 1st July, 1974, the famous Afro-American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.’s mother, Alberta King, was shot and killed while participating in the…

BY WALTER OPINDE On this day, 1st July, 1974, the famous Afro-American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.’s mother, Alberta King, was shot and killed while participating in the morning church service; so sad! The 69-year-old wife of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Sr., and the mother of ...BY WALTER OPINDE On this day, 1st July, 1974, the famous Afro-American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.’s mother, Alberta King, was shot and killed while participating in the…

BY WALTER OPINDE  Vernon Eulion Jordan Jr. is an African American business executive and civil rights activist in the U.S. A leading figure in the Civil Rights Movement, he was chosen by President Bill Clinton as a close adviser. Born on 15th August, 1935, Jordan has become known as an influential f...BY WALTER OPINDE  Vernon Eulion Jordan Jr. is an African American business executive and civil rights activist in the U.S. A leading figure in the Civil Rights Movement, he was chosen by…

BY WALTER OPINDE Vernon Eulion Jordan Jr. is an African American business executive and civil rights activist in the U.S. A leading figure in the Civil Rights Movement, he was chosen by President Bill Clinton as a close adviser. Born on 15th August, 1935, Jordan has become known as an influential f...BY WALTER OPINDE Vernon Eulion Jordan Jr. is an African American business executive and civil rights activist in the U.S. A leading figure in the Civil Rights Movement, he was chosen by…

Educator Nannie Helen Burroughs knew the importance of teaching African-American history early on. Burroughs, who was an orator, religious leader, civil rights activist, and businesswoman, also wore several other hats when it came to education and leadership. As Burroughs felt that education was key...Educator Nannie Helen Burroughs knew the importance of teaching African-American history early on. Burroughs, who was an orator, religious leader, civil rights activist, and businesswoman, also…

Educator Nannie Helen Burroughs knew the importance of teaching African-American history early on. Burroughs, who was an orator, religious leader, civil rights activist, and businesswoman, also wore several other hats when it came to education and leadership. As Burroughs felt that education was key...Educator Nannie Helen Burroughs knew the importance of teaching African-American history early on. Burroughs, who was an orator, religious leader, civil rights activist, and businesswoman, also…

BY WALTER OPINDE  On this day, 1st July, 1893, an African-American civil rights activist, novelist, essayist, and journalist, Walter Francis White was born in Atlanta, Georgia. Walter led the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for approximately a quarter of a century,...BY WALTER OPINDE  On this day, 1st July, 1893, an African-American civil rights activist, novelist, essayist, and journalist, Walter Francis White was born in Atlanta, Georgia. Walter led the…

BY WALTER OPINDE On this day, 1st July, 1893, an African-American civil rights activist, novelist, essayist, and journalist, Walter Francis White was born in Atlanta, Georgia. Walter led the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for approximately a quarter of a century,...BY WALTER OPINDE On this day, 1st July, 1893, an African-American civil rights activist, novelist, essayist, and journalist, Walter Francis White was born in Atlanta, Georgia. Walter led the…

BY WALTER OPINDE  On this day, 26th June, 1938, we lost a prominent African-American author, educator, lawyer, diplomat, songwriter, and civil rights activist, James Weldon Johnson. Johnson Weldon died on 26th June, 1938, while on vacation in Wiscasset, Maine, when the car his wife was driving was h...BY WALTER OPINDE  On this day, 26th June, 1938, we lost a prominent African-American author, educator, lawyer, diplomat, songwriter, and civil rights activist, James Weldon Johnson. Johnson…

BY WALTER OPINDE On this day, 26th June, 1938, we lost a prominent African-American author, educator, lawyer, diplomat, songwriter, and civil rights activist, James Weldon Johnson. Johnson Weldon died on 26th June, 1938, while on vacation in Wiscasset, Maine, when the car his wife was driving was h...BY WALTER OPINDE On this day, 26th June, 1938, we lost a prominent African-American author, educator, lawyer, diplomat, songwriter, and civil rights activist, James Weldon Johnson. Johnson…

Asa Philip Randolph was a great civil rights activist, a trailblazing leader, and a profound organizer. He is one of the greatest personalities that fought for the labor rights of the African-American community in the 20th century.  Born on April 15, 1889, in Crescent City, Florida, Randolph was the...Asa Philip Randolph was a great civil rights activist, a trailblazing leader, and a profound organizer. He is one of the greatest personalities that fought for the labor rights of the…

Asa Philip Randolph was a great civil rights activist, a trailblazing leader, and a profound organizer. He is one of the greatest personalities that fought for the labor rights of the African-American community in the 20th century. Born on April 15, 1889, in Crescent City, Florida, Randolph was the...Asa Philip Randolph was a great civil rights activist, a trailblazing leader, and a profound organizer. He is one of the greatest personalities that fought for the labor rights of the…

Photograph by Eve Arnold : At a school for black civil rights activists, here the young girl is being trained to not react to smoke blown in her face, hair pulled, etc. Virginia 1960. I'm in love with these first integrated students. Fifteen years old and bearing the burden of the Civil Rights Movement on their slender shoulders.

PHOTO: What Conviction Looks Like

Photograph by Eve Arnold : At a school for black civil rights activists, here the young girl is being trained to not react to smoke blown in her face, hair pulled, etc. Virginia 1960. I'm in love with these first integrated students. Fifteen years old and bearing the burden of the Civil Rights Movement on their slender shoulders.

James Baldwin: Groundbreaking Author and Civil Rights Activist (Famous Glbt Americans)

James Baldwin: Groundbreaking Author and Civil Rights Activist (Famous Glbt Americans)

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