Anne Moody was an author who wrote about her experiences growing up poor and black in rural Mississippi, in her book "Coming of Age in Mississippi." She was also greatly active in the Civil RightsAnne Moody was an author who wrote about her experiences growing up poor and black in rural Mississippi, in her book “Coming of Age in Mississippi.” She was also greatly active in the Civil Rights Movement through the NAACP, CORE, and SNCC. Born Essie Mae Moody on September 15, 1940, near the town…

Anne Moody was an author who wrote about her experiences growing up poor and black in rural Mississippi, in her book “Coming of Age in Mississippi.

Kwame Ture (born Stokely Carmichael; June 29, 1941 – November 15, 1998) was a Trinidadian-American black activist active in the 1960s American Civil Rights Movement. He rose to prominence first as a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) later as the "Honorary Prime Minister" of the Black Panther Party. Initially an integrationist, Carmichael later became affiliated with black nationalist and Pan-Africanist movements.  He popularized the term "Black Power".

June 1941 – November was a Trinidadian-American black activist active in the American Civil Rights Movement. He rose to prominence first as a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine In 1958, LIFE's Paul Schutzer photographed activist Daisy Bates (fourth from left) as she posed in front of the U.S. Supreme Court with members of the Little Rock Nine. Standing tall and proud in front of the highest court in the land, these civil rights pioneers assert their identities as Americans worthy of all every protection under the law.

Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine In LIFE's Paul Schutzer photographed activist Daisy Bates (fourth from left) as she posed in front of the U. Supreme Court with members of the Little Rock Nine. Standing tall and proud in front of the highest c

9 Powerful Photos Of Civil Rights Activists In Training

9 Powerful Photos Of Civil Rights Activists In Training

Passive Resistance Training, SNCC, © The Estate of James Karales, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York. 9 Powerful Photos Of Civil Rights Activists In Training

Fannie Lou Hamer  1917 - 1977  
CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST    In the 1960s, this daughter of Mississippi sharecroppers was threatened for trying to register to vote, and jailed and beaten for sitting in a whites-only café. She went on to conduct successful voter-registration drives, and to integrate Mississippi's delegation to the 1968 Democratic convention.

ON October activist, Fannie Lou Hamer was born.She was instrumental in organizing Mississippi Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and later became the Vice-Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.

Free Connie Tucker - JOMO 1970 button. Black Panther Party - SNCC - Civil Rights

Free Connie Tucker - JOMO 1970 button. Black Panther Party - SNCC - Civil Rights

Sncc Civil Rights, Black Panther Party, Black Panthers, Black Power, Buttons, Knots, Plugs, Panther

John Lewis, a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee who had planned to call the civil rights bill "too little, too late" at the 1963 March on Washington, shown on April 16, 1964. Photo by Marion S. Trikosko, U.S. News and World Report.

John Lewis, a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) who had planned to call the civil rights bill "too little, too late" at the 1963 March on Washington, shown on April Photo by Marion S. Trikosko, U.

An African-American Woman Being Carried by the Police During a Civil Rights Protest:  A Proud Heritage: Photos From the Civil Rights Movement

An African American woman being carried to police patrol wagon during demonstration in Brooklyn, New York in Photo credit: If anyone knows who the photographer was, please let us know. — in Brooklyn, New York.

Horace Julian Bond, known as Julian Bond, was a social activist and leader in the American civil rights movement, politician, professor, and writer. While a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, during the earlyHorace Julian Bond, known as Julian Bond, was a social activist and leader in the American civil rights movement, politician, professor, and writer. While a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, during the early 1960s, he helped to establish the Student…

Horace Julian Bond, known as Julian Bond, was a social activist and leader in the American civil rights movement, politician, professor, and writer. While a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, during the earlyHorace Julian Bond, known as Julian Bond, was a social activist and leader in the American civil rights movement, politician, professor, and writer. While a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, during the early 1960s, he helped to establish the Student…

John Robert Lewis is the U.S. Representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district,and is the dean of the Georgia congressional delegation. He was one of the Big Six leaders in the American Civil Rights Movement and chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). In 1961, Lewis joined the Freedom Riders. He was one of the 13 original Freedom Riders. There were seven whites and six blacks who were determined to ride from Washington, DC to New Orleans in an integrated…

53 yrs ago today I was released from Parchman Penitentiary after being arrested in Jackson for using "white" restroom ---John Lewis

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Sign and view the Guest Book, leave condolences or send flowers. Legendary civil rights activist and former NAACP board chairman Julian Bond died on Saturday at the Southern Poverty Law Center announced. “With Julian's passing, the country has lost one of

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