Activist / Abolitionist.

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

Nettie Langston Napier, activist and more


Nettie L. Napier

*Nettie Langston Napier was born on this date 1861. She was an African American woman’s activist and administrator.

Mumia Abu-Jamal born


Mumia Abu-Jamal

*Mumia Abu-Jamal was born on this date in 1954. He is an African American activist and writer.

Elijah Gammon supported Black ministry


Elijah H. Gammon

*The birth of Elijah H. Gammon in 1819 is celebrated on this date. He was an White American minister, businessman and abolitionist.

Van Jones, a new century activist


Van Jones

*Van Jones was born on this date in 1968. He is an African American environmental and civil rights activist, and attorney.

Maria W. Stewart, an early abolitionist

*The birth of Maria W. Stewart in 1803 is celebrated on this date. She was a Black abolitionist, feminist, author and educator.

Maria W. Stewart was born in Hartford, Connecticut, as Maria Miller. Her parents' first names and occupations are not known. Stewart was orphaned by age five and became an indentured servant, serving a clergyman until she was fifteen. She attended Connecticut Sabbath schools and read alot in the clergyman's library, teaching herself how to read and comprehend. When she was fifteen, she began supporting herself by working as a servant.

James Bevel, Activist and Minister


James Bevel

*James Bevel was born on this date in1936. He was an African American Civil rights activist and minister.

Born in Itta Bena, Mississippi, James Luther Bevel after time in the military service he became a minister. He enrolled in the American Baptist Theological Seminary in Nashville, Tennessee. There, he joined the Nashville chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) led by the Reverend James Lawson. Bevel had grown up in part in Cleveland, Ohio

Fred Shuttlesworth was a pillar of Civil Rights


Fred Shuttlesworth

*Fred Shuttlesworth was born on this date in1922. He was an African American civil rights activist and minister.

Born Freddie Lee Robinson in Mount Meigs, Alabama, Shuttlesworth became pastor of the Bethel Baptist Church in Birmingham in 1953 and was Membership Chairman of the Alabama state chapter of the NAACP in 1956, when the State of Alabama formally outlawed it from operating within the state. In 1956 Shuttlesworth and Ed Gardner established the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights (ACMHR) to take up the work formerly done by the NAACP.

Clara Luper changed Oklahoma policy's


Clara Luper

*Clara Luper was born on this date in 1923.  She was an African American schoolteacher, and a pioneering leader in the American Civil Rights Movement.

 

John Bathan Vashon, seaman and abolitionist


John Batham Vashon (War of 1812)
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*The birth of John Bathan Vashon in 1792 is celebrated on this date. He was a Black seaman, businessman and abolitionist.

Abdias do Nascimento, Brazilian Activist


Abdias do Nascimento

*Abdias do Nascimento was born on this date in 1914. He was an Afro Brazilian writer, scholar, activist and politician.