Activist / Abolitionist.

Activist and Abolitionist were men and women who fought against African slavery and for black equality in America since the Civil War.

Grace Lee Boggs born


Grace Lee Boggs

*Grace Lee Boggs was born on this date in 1915. She was a Chinese American author, radical justice and social activist, philosopher and feminist.

Yuri Kochiyama born


Yuri Kochiyama

*Yuri Kochiyama was born on this date in 1921. She was a Japanese American activist and journalist and ally of Malcolm X.

Jacob White Jr. born


Jacob C White Jr.

*The birth of Jacob C. White Jr. is celebrated on August 28th 1837. He was a black educator, intellectual, and abolitionist. 

Aileen Hernadez, activist born


Aileen C. Hernadez

*Aileen Hernandez was born on this date in1926. She was an African American union organizer, civil rights activist, and women's rights activist.

Project 21 founded

*The founding of Project 21 is celebrated on this date in 1993. Project 21 is the design of The National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR).

Bobby Seale born


Bobby Seale

*Bobby Seale was born on this date in 1936. He is an African American political activist co-founder and national chairman of the Black Panther Party and author.

Black Lives Matter founded

*Black Lives Matter (BLM) was founded on this date in 2013. It is an international activist movement, originating in the African American community, that campaigns against violence and systemic racism toward black people.

Bobby Hickman born


Bobby Hickman

*Bobby Hickman was born on this date in 1936. He was an African American educator and community activist.

Hattie Williams born


Hattie Williams

*Hattie Williams was born on this date in 1922. She was an African American humanitarian and educational activist.

E. Geronimo Pratt born


Elmer Geronimo Pratt

*Geronimo Pratt was born on this date in 1947. He was an African American activist and was a high-ranking member of the Black Panther Party.