African american leaders

Rosa McCauley Parks (1913–2005) was an African American civil rights activist whom the U.S. Congress dubbed the "Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement". She is famous for her refusal to relinquish her seat to a white man. She was arrested & tried on charges of disorderly conduct & violating a local ordinance. Found guilty, she appealed & formally challenged the legality of racial segregation. After the boycott, she became an icon & spokesperson of the civil rights movement.

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an African American civil rights activist and seamstress whom the U. Congress dubbed the "Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement". Parks is famous for not s.

Martin Luther King King was famous for his civil rights actions to bring about equality for African-Americans, including his famous “I Have a Dream” speech delivered at the March on Washington in 1963. Date: 1960.

100+ Portraits of Iconic People of All Time

MARTIN LUTHER KING King was famous for his civil rights actions to bring about equality for African-Americans, including his famous “I Have a Dream” speech delivered at the March on Washington in Date: Photographer: Howard Sochure.

Harriet  Tubman, an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. Born into slavery.

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.

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Barak Obama, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Nelson Mandela

Powerful black men go down in history } President States of America Barack Obama - civil rights leader Martin Luther King jr. Civil rights advocate Malcolm X - civil rights leader Nelson Mandela

Maggie Lena Walker (1867 - 1934) was an African-American teacher and businesswoman. Walker was the first female bank president of any race to charter a bank in the United States. As a leader, she achieved successes with the vision to make tangible improvements in the way of life for African Americans and women. Disabled by paralysis and limited to a wheelchair later in life, Walker also became an example for people with disabilities.

Three African-American women were noted for their entreprenurial endeavors during the Jim Crow Era. Maggie Lena Walker, Madam CJ Walker and Annie Turnbo Malone.

Born into slavery, Benjamin Sterling Turner (1825-1894) was an entrepreneur, business executive, civic leader, and legislator. Turner became the first African American Republican Representative from Alabama elected to the U.S. Congress (1871-1873). He was a political moderate and proponent of reconciliation who promoted the industriousness of his constituents and sought to restore political rights for former Confederates. Turner was a loyal Republican regarding issues of education and civil…

Born into slavery, Benjamin Sterling Turner (1825-1894) was an entrepreneur, business executive, civic leader, and legislator. Turner became the first African American Republican Representative from Alabama elected to the U.S. Congress (1871-1873). He was a political moderate and proponent of reconciliation who promoted the industriousness of his constituents and sought to restore political rights for former Confederates. Turner was a loyal Republican regarding issues of education and civil…

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…

The History of African American's- Segregation in the 20th century

The History of African American's- Segregation in the 20th century

The Black Civil Rights Movement (CRM) campaigned to end Racism and Inequality for black people between 1955 and Before the CRM many towns and cities in America were segregated- black people c…

Josephine Holloway (pictured with granddaughter) was the 1st African American Troop Leader and lobbied for African Americans to be allowed to be involved in Girl Scouts.

Meet Josephine Holloway, one of the first African American Girl Scout troop leaders who lobbied for the Girl Scouts to include black Americans.

RIP Nelson Mandela, pictured at his South African home in 2010, 'triumphed as a symbol of national reconciliation between South Africa's races'

Nelson Mandela dead: A symbol of resistance

A descendant of kings who became the most famous black man in history: Life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, the secular saint who refused to give in to hate. Pictured at his South African home in 'triumphed as a symbol of national reconciliation betwe

The Library of Congress has digitized rare 19th-century photographs of African American women activists, educators, and civil rights leaders.

The Library of Congress has digitized rare photographs of African American women activists, educators, and civil rights leaders.

Maggie Lena Walker was an African-American businesswoman and a teacher. She was the first American female of any race to work as a bank president in the United States. Walker was a great leader and had the vision to make possible efforts to introduce improvements in the life of females and African-A...Maggie Lena Walker was an African-American businesswoman and a teacher. She was the first American female of any race to work as a bank president in the United States. Walker was a great leader…

Maggie Lena Walker was an African-American businesswoman and a teacher. She was the first American female of any race to work as a bank president in the United States. Walker was a great leader and had the vision to make possible efforts to introduce improvements in the life of females and African-A...Maggie Lena Walker was an African-American businesswoman and a teacher. She was the first American female of any race to work as a bank president in the United States. Walker was a great leader…

FAMOUS GIRLS SCOUTS WHO HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE—Josephine Holloway - 1st African-American Troop Leader and lobbied for African-Americans to be allowed to be involved in Girl Scouts

FAMOUS GIRLS SCOUTS WHO HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE—Josephine Holloway - 1st African-American Troop Leader and lobbied for African-Americans to be allowed to be involved in Girl Scouts

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