Malcolm X - Civil Rights Leader - Don't be in such a hurry to condemn a person because he doesn't do what you do, or think as you think. There was a time when you didn't know what you know today. -Malcolm X
Medgar Evers (1925 - 1963) African American civil rights leader and politician. As field secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Mississippi, his assassination galvanized the Civil Rights Movement.
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.
Rosa Parks (1913 - 2005) Rosa Parks was an African American civil rights activist who refused to obey a bus driver's order that she give up her sit for a white passenger. Through her brave civil disobedience actions, she became an important symbol of the modern Civil Rights Movement in the U.S.
Rosa Parks 1913-2005, refused to give up her bus seat to a white man indirectly leading to some of the most significant civil rights legislation of American history. She sought to play down her role in the civil rights struggle, but for her peaceful and dignified campaigning she became one of the most well respected figures in the civil rights movements. #woman