Category: Activist / Abolitionist.

  • Fri, 1936-01-10

    *On this date in 1936, Thelma Joyce White was born. She was an African American civil rights activist.

    Thelma was the daughter of Ray...

  • Mon, 1936-02-17

    *Jim Brown was born on this date in 1936. He was an African American football player, actor and civil rights advocate. From Saint Simons, Ga. He...

  • Thu, 1936-05-28

    This date marks the birth of Betty Shabazz in 1936. She was an African American administrator and the wife of Malcolm X.

    Betty Sanders...

  • Thu, 1936-08-27

    *Roger Banks was born on this date in 1936. He was an African American educator and Public Policy Activist. Roger Ware Banks and his brother...

  • Mon, 1936-10-19

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

    Born in Itta Bena,...

  • Thu, 1936-10-22

    *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...

  • Sun, 1938-05-15

    *Diane Nash was born on this date in 1938. She is an African American activist, lecturer and businesswoman.

    From Chicago, Illinois...

  • Thu, 1938-06-23

    *Charles McDew was born on this date in1938. He is an African American educator and activist.

    From Massillion, Ohio, he led his first...

  • Sun, 1938-11-20

    *Richard Aoki was born on this date in 1938. He was an Asian American civil rights activist.

    Richard Masato Aoki was born in San Leandro...

  • Mon, 1939-03-20

    *Jonathan Daniels was born on this date in1939. He was a white Episcopal seminarian and civil rights activist.

    Jonathan Myrick Daniels...

  • Tue, 1939-06-06

    Marian Wright Edelman was born on this date in 1939. She is an African American children’s rights advocate.

    She was born in...

  • Thu, 1939-06-22

    *Mildred Loving was born on this date in 1939. She was an African and Native American activist.

    Born Mildred Delores Jeter, she was...

  • Mon, 1939-07-17

    *Lawrence Guyot was born on this date in 1939. He was an African American, lawyer and Civil Rights activist. From Pass Christian, Mississippi...

  • Mon, 1939-11-06

    *Michael Schwerner was born on this date in1939.  He was a Jewish American civil...

  • Sun, 1940-01-14

    Julian Bond, an African American Civil rights activist and politician, was born on this date in 1940, in Nashville, TN.

    His family moved...

  • Fri, 1941-01-03

    *Franklin McCain was born on this date in 1941. He was an African American Chemical Administrator, Civil Rights leader and one of the Greensboro...

  • Sun, 1941-06-29

    Stokely Carmichael, also known as Kwame Ture, one of the most effective and best-known activists in the 20th century Civil Rights movement, was...

  • Sun, 1941-07-06

    *Randall Robinson was born in Richmond, Virginia, on this date in 1941. He is an African American activist, nationalist, and administrator....

  • Mon, 1941-07-14

    *Maulana Karenga was born on this date in 1941. He is an African American educator, writer and activist.

    Born Ronald McKinly Everett in...

  • Fri, 1941-07-25

    Emmett Till was born on this date in 1941. He was a young African American boy whose murder is still a graphic reminder of the volume of 20th...