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Two white students at Little Rock Central High broke down racial barriers to befriend Elizabeth Eckford, one of the first African-American students to integrate the all-white high school.

Two white students at Little Rock Central High broke down racial barriers to befriend Elizabeth Eckford, one of the first African-American students to integrate the all-white high school.

June 30, 1905, John Hope became the first Black President of Morehouse College. During his tenure, In 1913 Morehouse College was renamed (originally known as Atlanta Baptist College). President Hope remained in position until his death in 1936. In 1928, Morehouse and Spelman Colleges became affiliated with Atlanta University (Clark Atlanta), in the Triangle. President Hope ALSO joined W. E. B. Du Bois & William Monroe Trotter as founders of the Niagara Movement. He was also active in the…

June 30, 1905, John Hope became the first Black President of Morehouse College. During his tenure, In 1913 Morehouse College was renamed (originally known as Atlanta Baptist College). President Hope remained in position until his death in 1936. In 1928, Morehouse and Spelman Colleges became affiliated with Atlanta University (Clark Atlanta), in the Triangle. President Hope ALSO joined W. E. B. Du Bois & William Monroe Trotter as founders of the Niagara Movement. He was also active in the…

Little Rock Nine Students and Mrs. Daisy Bates at the height of the school desegration battles during 1957. by Pan-African News Wire File Photos, via Flickr

Little Rock Nine Students and Mrs. Daisy Bates at the height of the school desegration battles during 1957. by Pan-African News Wire File Photos, via Flickr

Thank you Mr Ernest Green for going before us. Central High, Little Rock, AR 1958.

Thank you Mr Ernest Green for going before us. Central High, Little Rock, AR 1958.

Catherine "Kate" German, who was taken captive with her sisters, Sophia, Julia, and Adelaide, by Cheyenne Indians after their family (mother, father, 3 siblings) were killed in Kansas in 1874.  Only the four youngest, Sophia, Catherine, Julia, and Adelaide, were spared and taken captive. The two youngest, Julia and Adelaide, age 7 and 5, were subsequently abandoned on the prairie in what is now the Texas panhandle. Sophia and Catherine were kept by their Cheyenne captors until rescued in…

Catherine "Kate" German, who was taken captive with her sisters, Sophia, Julia, and Adelaide, by Cheyenne Indians after their family (mother, father, 3 siblings) were killed in Kansas in 1874. Only the four youngest, Sophia, Catherine, Julia, and Adelaide, were spared and taken captive. The two youngest, Julia and Adelaide, age 7 and 5, were subsequently abandoned on the prairie in what is now the Texas panhandle. Sophia and Catherine were kept by their Cheyenne captors until rescued in…

March 11, 1965 · Selma, Alabama Rev. James Reeb, a Unitarian minister from Boston, was among many white clergymen who joined the Selma marchers after the attack by state troopers at the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Reeb was beaten to death by white men while he walked down a Selma street.

March 11, 1965 · Selma, Alabama Rev. James Reeb, a Unitarian minister from Boston, was among many white clergymen who joined the Selma marchers after the attack by state troopers at the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Reeb was beaten to death by white men while he walked down a Selma street.

Diane Nash (far right) was the key strategist behind the first successful campaign to desegregate lunch counters in Nashville, leader of the Nashville Student Freedom Ride campaign to desegregate interstate travel, and a founder of both the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Selma Voting Rights Campaign.

Photos of Female Civil Rights Leaders

Diane Nash (far right) was the key strategist behind the first successful campaign to desegregate lunch counters in Nashville, leader of the Nashville Student Freedom Ride campaign to desegregate interstate travel, and a founder of both the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Selma Voting Rights Campaign.

Andrew Goodman (November 23, 1943, – June 21, 1964) was one of three American civil rights activists murdered near Philadelphia, Mississippi...

Andrew Goodman (November 23, 1943, – June 21, 1964) was one of three American civil rights activists murdered near Philadelphia, Mississippi...

▶ Little Rock Nine - Elizabeth Eckford - YouTube

▶ Little Rock Nine - Elizabeth Eckford - YouTube

A survivor of two wars, a prison camp and near starvation, Colonel Ruby Bradley, was one of the most decorated women in U.S. military history.

11 Women Warriors of World War II

A survivor of two wars, a prison camp and near starvation, Colonel Ruby Bradley, was one of the most decorated women in U.S. military history.

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