On August 9, 2014, seeing the lifeless body of Michael Brown Jr. laid out in the blistering heat for four and half hours on Twitter…

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Greg Carr associate professor and chair of African-American Studies at Howard University, Lisa Page, acting Director of Creative Writing at George Washington University, Armstrong Williams and educator Johnnetta B.…

( October 8, 1941 – ) The Rev. Jesse Jackson, activist and 1988 presidential candidate, was born in Greenville SC, on October 8th in 1941.Jackson was sworn in as Special Envoy to Africa on this date in 1997. His role involved working to build democratic reform in the region.

(April 27, 1927 – January 30, 2006)   Coretta Scott King,   activist and wife of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,was born in Marion, AL, on April 27,1927.   TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS PERSON VISIT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY.          


Angela Davis, author, activist, and professor was born in Birmingham, AL, on this date in 1944. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Angela Davis is often associated with the Black Panthers and with the black power politics of the late 1960s and early 1970s. She joined the Communist Party when Martin Luther King was assassinated in 1968. She was active […]

Fanny Jackson Coppin, activist, spiritual leader, and educator, died in Philadelphia, PA.. On January 21, 1913.In 1865, Coppin was one of the first Black women to graduate w from college. To learn more about this person visit your local library.

                Hubert G.(H.Rap)Brown, writer, activist, and Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Chairman, was born in Baton Rouge, LA, on October 4,1943.Brown has change his name to Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin. *************************************************************** H. Rap Brown succeeded Stokely Carmichael as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and was a prominent […]