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Coretta Scott King

January 30th in African American History – Coretta Scott King

January 30, 2006 Coretta Scott King, civil rights leader and author, died. King was born April 27, 1927 in Perry County, Alabama. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in music at Antioch College in 1951. During her time at Antioch, she became active in the Civil Rights Movement, joining the college’s chapter of the […]

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Rosa Louise McCauley Parks

October 24th in African American History – Rosa Louise McCauley Parks

October 24, 2005 Rosa Louise McCauley Parks, the Mother of the Modern Day Civil Rights Movement, died. Parks was born February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. On December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, she refused to obey a bus drivers order to give up her seat to a White passenger and was arrested. Her arrest […]

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Ernest C. Withers

October 15th in African American History – Ernest C. Withers

October 15, 2007 Ernest C. Withers, photojournalist, died. Withers was born August 7, 1922 in Memphis, Tennessee. He worked as a photographer in the United States Army during World War II and opened a studio in Memphis when he returned. He also worked for three years as one of the first African American police officers […]

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Cynthia DeLores Nottage Tucker

October 12th in African American History – Cynthia DeLores Nottage Tucker

October 12, 2005 Cynthia DeLores Nottage Tucker died. Tucker was born October 4, 1927 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School. Tucker had a long history in the Civil Rights Movement, including participating in the 1965 march to Selma, Alabama.

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Jesse Louis Jackson

October 8th in African American History – Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr.

October 8, 1941 Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr., clergyman and civil rights leader, was born in Greenville, South Carolina. Jackson earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from North Carolina A&T in 1964 and went on to attend the Chicago Theological Seminary with the intent to become a minister. However, in 1966 he dropped out to focus […]

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Bernice Johnson Reagon

October 4th in African American History – Bernice Johnson Reagon

October 4, 1942 Bernice Johnson Reagon, singer, composer, scholar and social activist, was born in southwest Georgia. Reagon was an active participant in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s as a member of the Freedom Singers, organized by the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). She is a specialist in African American oral history, performance, […]

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Felrath Hines

October 3rd in African American History – Felrath Hines

October 3, 1993 Felrath Hines, curator and artist, died. Hines was born November 9, 1913 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He began his formal art training at the age of 31 at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and later moved to New York City to study at the Pratt Institute. Trained to be an […]

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