Category: Activist / Abolitionist.

  • Wed, 1899-07-05

    On this date in 1899, Anna Arnold Hedgeman was born. She was an African American politician and activist.

    She was born in Marshalltown,...

  • Wed, 1899-07-12

    *Edgar D. Nixon was born on this date in 1899. He was an African American civil rights leader and union organizer.

    From Lowndes County...

  • Tue, 1899-12-05

    *On this date in 1899, Mary Modjeska Monteith Simkins, an important leader of African American public health reform, social reform, and the civil...

  • Fri, 1901-08-30

    On this date, Roy Wilkins, an African American journalist and civil rights activist, was born.

    Wilkins was born in St. Louis in 1901, but...

  • Fri, 1903-09-18

    *William Alphaeus Hunton, Jr. was born on this date in 1903. He was an African American scholar and a political activist.

    From in Atlanta...

  • Tue, 1903-12-08

    Zelma Watson George was born on this date in 1903. She was an African American activist, a delegate to the U.N., an opera singer, speaker, and...

  • Sun, 1903-12-13

    Ella Baker was born on this date in 1903. She was an African American social justice activist who was instrumental in founding the Student...

  • Thu, 1904-10-20

    *Enolia Pettigan McMillan was born on this date in 1904. She was an African American educator, civil rights activist, and community leader....

  • Sat, 1905-04-01

    *This date marks the birth of Mother Hale in 1905. She was an African-American activist for civil and children’s rights and the founder of Hale...

  • Tue, 1905-07-11

    This date marks the founding of the Niagara Movement, the first significant Black organized protest movement of the 20th century in America....

  • Sun, 1905-12-17

    *Nellie Stone Johnson was born on this date in 1905. She was an African American activist, administrator and businesswoman.

    From...

  • Fri, 1907-04-12

    Helen J. Claytor was born on this date in 1907. She was an African American educator, YWCA administrator, and activist.

    Born Helen...

  • Mon, 1907-11-11

    On this date in 1907, Shirley Graham DuBois was born. She was an African American author, playwright, composer, and activist.

    She was...

  • Sat, 1909-03-27

    *Wallace F. "Wally" Nelson was born on this date in 1909. He was an African-American civil rights and peace activist.

    Raised in Little...

  • Tue, 1909-09-21

    *On this date we mark the birth of Kwame Nkrumah in 1909. He was a Black African Statesman and political activist from Ghana.

    He led his...

  • Thu, 1910-03-17

    *On this date, in 1910, Bayard Rustin was born. He was an African American civil rights activist and principal organizer of the 1963 march on...

  • Thu, 1910-12-29

    Mildred “Millie” McWilliams Jeffrey was born on this date in 1910. She was a White American civil rights, labor, and woman’s rights activist....

  • Fri, 1911-08-18

    *Amelia Platts Boynton Robinson was born on this date in 1911. She was an African American activist in the 20th century American Civil Rights...

  • Mon, 1912-01-08

    On this date in 1912, The African National Congress was founded in South Africa with the aid of W.E.B.DuBois.

    It began as a nonviolent...

  • Sun, 1912-03-24

    *On this date in 1912 Dorothy Height was born. She was an African American administrator, teacher, and social activist.

    Throughout her...