Category: Activist / Abolitionist.

  • Wed, 1954-09-08

    Ruby Bridges was born on this date in 1954. She is an African American activist.

    Bridges was born in a little cabin around Tylerton,...

  • Wed, 1957-02-13

    *On this date in 1957, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference is founded. It was put together at a meeting of clergymen in New Orleans, La...

  • Mon, 1960-02-01

    *On this date we celebrate the beginning of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).

    SNCC was a United States political...

  • Sat, 1965-04-03

    *Rodney King was born on this date in 1965. He was an African American laborer and civil rights symbol (police brutality).

    Rodney Glen...

  • Fri, 1968-09-20

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

    Anthony Kapel...

  • Wed, 1971-06-30

    The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) was founded on June 30, 1971 as a legal activist center in the fight for justice and tolerance.

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  • Thu, 1973-01-18

    *Benjamin Jealous was born January 18, 1973. He is an African American Administrator, Journalist and Civil rights Activist.

    Benjamin...

  • Mon, 1988-04-04

    *The founding in 1988 of the organization Amer-I-Can is celebrated on this date. Amer-I-can is composed of a non-profit organization, The Amer-I-...

  • Sat, 1989-02-04

    *Nkosi Johnson was born this date in 1989. He was an African activist for AIDS; the Black face of the disease in South Africa.

    At the...

  • Tue, 1993-06-15

    *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 (...

  • Sat, 1994-02-05

    *On this date in 1994, Byron De La Beckwith was convicted of killing civil rights activist Medgar Evers after thirty one years.

    On the...

  • Mon, 2004-08-23

    On this date in 2004, the Public Dedication of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (NURFC) took place. The National Underground...

  • Tue, 2004-11-30

    *On this date in 2004, Kweisi Mfume announced his resignation from the Presidents post of the NAACP. Saying he needs a break, Mfume announced...

  • Sun, 2005-06-26

    On this date in 2005, the NAACP chose Bruce Gordon as its next national president and chief executive officer.

    Gordon is a retired...

  • Sat, 2013-07-13

    *Black Lives Matter (BLM) was founded on this date in 2013. It is an international activist movement, originating in the African American...