Category: Activist / Abolitionist.

  • Fri, 1920-04-30

    *Odessa Brown was born on this date in 1920. She was an African American cosmetologist, and health activist.

    She was born in Des Arc,...

  • Thu, 1921-05-19

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

    Born Mary...

  • Thu, 1921-07-21

    *O Donald “Smitty” Smith was born on this date in 1921.  He was an African American businessman, musician and activist. 

    Odell...

  • Sun, 1921-07-31

    On this date, we mark the birth of Whitney M. Young, Jr. in 1921, an African American educator and activist.

    Young was born in Lincoln...

  • Mon, 1921-08-15

    *John W. Douglas was born on this date in 1921. He was a White American lawyer, political attorney, civil and human rights activist.

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  • Sun, 1921-08-21

    Matthew Little was born on this date in 1921. He was an African American businessman and one of Minnesota's most prominent Civil Rights...

  • Thu, 1922-03-09

    *On this date in 1922, Floyd McKissick was born. He was an African American civil rights activist and a former National Director of the Congress...

  • Sat, 1922-03-18

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

    Born Freddie Lee...

  • Sun, 1922-07-02

    Aaron Henry was born on this date in 1922. He was an African American civil rights leader, politician, and head of the NAACP.

    From...

  • Thu, 1922-12-07

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

    Hattie Belle Kay...

  • Thu, 1923-04-12

    Harry Davis was born on this date in 1923. He was an African American civil rights activist, politician and businessman.

    From the North...

  • Thu, 1923-05-03

    *Clara Luper was born on this date in 1923.  She was an African American...

  • Thu, 1923-12-13

    Wiley Branton was born on this date in 1923. He was an African American attorney and civil rights activist.

    Born in Pine Bluff, AR, Wiley...

  • Sat, 1925-01-31

    *Benjamin Hooks was born on this date in 1925. He was an African-American civil rights activist, lawyer and minister.

    Benjamin Lawson Hooks...

  • Sat, 1925-04-11

    *Viola Liuzzo Liuzzo was born on this date in 1925. She was a White American civil rights activist.

    Born Viola Fauver Gregg in...

  • Tue, 1925-05-19

    This date marks the birthday of Malcolm X. in 1925. He was an African American activist leader who articulated concepts of race pride and Black...

  • Thu, 1925-07-02

    Medgar Evers was born on this date in 1925 in Decatur, Mississippi. He was an African American civil rights leader whose assassination for his...

  • Mon, 1925-08-31

    *Ted Blakey was born on this date in 1925. He was an African American businessman. From Yankton, SD, his family migrated from Missouri to find...

  • Tue, 1926-01-05

    On this date, Hosea Williams was born in, 1926. He was an African American civil rights activist.

    Williams was the son of blind Black...

  • Thu, 1926-03-11

    *This date marks the birth of Ralph David Abernathy in 1926. He was an African American minister, and civil rights leader.

    Born in...