Rosa Parks quote: People always say that I didn't give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn't true. The only tired I was, was tired of giving in. Link to her biography on Black History: http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/rosa-parks
Ella Baker - While we’re constantly reminded of the civil rights leaders who worked in front, those who were behind the scenes often go unrecognized. Ella Baker is one of those people. An active civil rights leader in the 1930s, Ms. Baker fought for civil rights for five decades, working alongside W.E.B Dubois, Thurgood Marshall, & Martin Luther King, Jr. She even mentored well-known civil rights activist, Rosa Parks.
The Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, 89, one of the bravest and most dynamic leaders of the civil rights movement, who survived bombings, beatings and dozens of arrests in his efforts to end segregation in Birmingham, Ala., and throughout the South, died Oct. 5 at a Birmingham hospital. His daughter Carolyn Shuttlesworth said the cause of death was not known. Rev. Shuttlesworth had been in poor health since having a stroke four years ago. 15 Comments Weigh InCorrections? inShare…
(Little Rock, Ark.) Formerly all-white Central High School learns that integration is easier said than done. Nine black students are blocked from entering the school on the orders of Governor Orval Faubus. President Eisenhower sends federal troops and the National Guard to intervene on behalf of the students, who become known as the "Little Read more: Civil Rights Movement Timeline (14th Amendment, 1964 Act, Human Rights Law)
Medgar Evans was a Civil Rights leader in the early days of the movement. He was gunned down in front of his home. A wonderful movie entitled The Ghosts of Mississippi, starring Whoopi Goldberg and Alex Baldwin, tells the story of Evans' wife's fight for justice after his murder. - Ronni