Kathleen Cleaver was the first female member of the Black Panther Party's decision making body. Kathleen was the wife of Eldridge Cleaver and she currently serves as a Professor of Law and Senior Lecturer at Emory University.
On September 15, 1963, four little black girls attending Sunday school at Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church, a central meeting place of the civil rights movement were killed and many others were injured in a racist bombing. Outrage over the incident and the violent clash between protesters and police that followed helped draw national attention to the hard-fought, often dangerous struggle for civil rights for African Americans.
"If you expect the present day school system to give history to you, you are dreaming. This, we have to do ourselves. The Chinese didn't go out in the world and beg people to teach Chinese studies or let them teach Chinese studies. The Japanese didn't do that either. People don't beg other people to restore their history; they do it themselves." – John Henrik Clarke
Darius Simmons of Milwaukee, the 16th African-American male murdered under Stand Your Ground Laws since the murder of Trayvon Martin. Darius was 13 years old, unarmed, and in his own yard when his white 75-year-old neighbor came over to accuse him of having robbed him of his gun collection. Darius was at school at the time of the robbery.