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Kwame Ture was born June 29, 1941 in Port of Spain, Trinidad, He was a civil rights activist, leader of Black nationalism in the United States in the 1960s and originator of the slogan, “Black power.” Stokely Carmichael immigrated to Ne…

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April 15th 1889, Asa Philip Randolph was born. He was civil rights activist. who founded the first Black labor union, helped organized to end segregation in defense industries and the U.S. armed forces. Randolph was instrumental in organizing of t…

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Josephine Baker died 12 April, 1975. She was a American-born French entertainer, French Resistance agent, and civil rights activist. Baker became wildly popular during the 1920s and her career symbolized the beauty and vitality of Black American's…

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March 10 1913, Harriett Tubman passed away. Harriet Tubman was an escaped enslaved woman who became a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad, she was also a nurse, and Union spy. Harriett Tubman is one of the most recognizable Black w…

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March 6th 1857, the Supreme Court ruled that Dred Scott even having lived in a free state and territory as a enslaved person was not entitled to his freedom. It meant that all Black people living in the United States as slaves or as free persons c…

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March 3, 1968, The FBI sent a memorandum to their field offices with a set goals for a their counterintelligence program "COINTELPRO" against African American Nationalist groups.   The goal was to block attempts to coalesce, grow and ex…

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March 2, 1955. Claudette Colvin was arrested for challenging segregation on the Montgomery bus line, the act preceded Rosa Parks' by nine months.   Claudette Colvin and her classmates were let out from school early, They would take the …

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February 23, 1868, William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. He was a sociologist, historian, civil rights activist author, editor of the Crisis magazine and one of the founders of the NAACP.   Du Boi…

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February 21, 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated in the Audubon Ballroom. He was a Muslim minister, activist, and key member of the civil rights movement.   Malcolm was a prolific orator, with a charismatic personality. He expressed the an…

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Huey P. Newton was the cofounder of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. The Black Panther Party at its height in 1969 had around 10,000 members but accurate numbers impossible to prove.   The Black Panther Party was created 19…

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