Continued as activist in the Civil/Human and Womens’ Rights Movement after the death of her husband.
Coretta Scott King
Led literacy and citizenship workshops for African Americans during the civil rights movement.
Septima Clark
Activist for the young people.
Ella Baker
One of America’s Greatest Gospel Singers.
Mahalia Jackson
Spoke at Democratic National Convention in 1964.
Fannie Lou Hamer
She was only 15 years old and the first person to be arrested for defying bus segregation in Montgomery.
Claudette Colvin
President of the National Council for Negro Women for 40 Years
Dorothy Height
She coordinated lunch counter sit-ins and freedom rides.
Diane Nash
The world’s first licensed black civil aviator.
Bessie Coleman
Posing as a man, she became the first documented African-American woman to enlist and serve in the U.S. Army.
Cathay Williams
Guiding Light of the Little Rock Nine.
Daisy Bates
An iconic image from "Bloody Sunday".
Amelia Boynton
America's first black female self-made millionaire Madam C J Walker aka
Sarah Breedlove
Helped hundreds of American slaves escape via the underground railroads.
Harriet Tubman
The first black woman to be elected to Congress
Shirley Chisholm
Arrested for not giving up her seat on the bus.
Rosa Parks
First female African-American Secretary of State.
Condoleezza Rice
Poet, Actor, Activist
Mayo Angelou
Sang O Freedom at the 1965 March on Washington.
Odetta