Race and American Society- People

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Race and American Society

People 

Booker T Washington 

  • 1895-1915
  • slave in rural virginia
  • set up schools in the south for blacks
  • became head of a school
  •  Impvoved education and skill prospects for black Americans in the south
  • Iconic speaker withouut violence/ protest rallies.
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Frederick Douglass:

  • 1845-1881
  • Born a slave
  • contributed towards abolition of slavery
  • participated in America Anti-slavery society hundred convention project.
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Ida B Wells 

  • Late 1800's-1931
  • Wanted equality of all people
  • Black rights, womans rights, anti- lynching
  • supporter of the UNIA
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Mary McLeod Bethune:

  • 1888-1955
  • founder of NACW, NCNW
  • first African American woman to become a federal agency head.
  • opposed segregation 
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W.E.B Du Bois: 

  • 1896-1963
  • Born a free black
  • First African American to earn a doctorate from Harvard University
  • Member of the Niagara movement and the NAACP
  • Founder and main leader of the NAACP
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A Philip Randolph: 

  • Determined to achieve equality
  • Socialist
  • led protests that spurred desegregation of the US military.
  • Organizer of the 1957 prayer pilgrimage for civil rights, the 1958 and 1959 marches for school integration.
  • Organized the 1963 March on Washington, where Martin Luther King delivered his landmark "I Have a Dream" speech.
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Ella Baker:

  • 1930's- 1986
  • Associated with the NAACP 1940
  • moved to atlanta to organise the southern christian leader conference 1958.
  • worked with the SCLC
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Fannie-Lou Hammer:

  • 1962-1977
  • Founder of the MFDP- Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.
  • Got President L.B Johnson to sign the Voting Rights Act 
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Fannie-Lou Hammer:

  • 1962-1977
  • Founder of the MFDP- Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.
  • Got President L.B Johnson to sign the Voting Rights Act 
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Janet McColud:

  • 1960's- death 
  • Activist group Survival of American Indian Association.
  • Staged fish-ins
  • The Indigenous Woman's Network. 
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James Meredith: 

  • 1961-present
  • promoted racial integration in all educational facilities
  • First African American to attend Mississippi university 1962
  • March in 1966 promoting racial equality. 


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Rosa Parks:

  • 1943-2005
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott
  • supported de-seggregation/ equal rights
  • supports the NAACP.
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Martin Luther King Jr:

  • 1945-1968
  • Nobel peace prize
  • Freedom walk
  • 'I have a dream' speech 1963
  • Joined Rosa Parks bus boycott
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Malcom X: 

  • 1952-1965
  • Racist views on white people
  • Mainstream Civil Rights Leader
  • Explained the amendments and told people to defend themselves
  • Supported by many
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Marcus Garvey: 

  • 1920-1940
  • founded the UNIA 1914
  • Wanted African Americans to be proud of ther race/ return to Africa
  • Wanted social, political and economical freedom for blacks.
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Stokely Carmichael: 

  • 1960's
  • Black Power
  • Participated in freedom rides
  • Became chairman of the NSCC 1966
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Huey Newton: 

  • 1966-1987
  • Co-founder of the Black Panthers ( Bobby-Seal)
  • Fatal shooting of John Frey 
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Tommie Smith:

  • Tried to boycott the 1968 olympics
  • Equality and rights for black people.
  • Gave a black power salute after his olympic win.
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President Truman:


  • 1945-1953
  • Set up civil rights commitee in 1946
  • Stepped on descrimination in armed forces( based on race).
  • Created three executive orders which became the structure for civil rights laws.
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James Farmer:

  • 1942-1985
  • Formation of CORE
  • First desagregation in resturant
  • Took part on Freedom Rides
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President Kennedy:

  • 1947-1963
  • Cuban missile crisis
  • Millitary Service
  • Tried to stop segregation in universities/ colleges.
  • NAACP supported him
  • Protected and supported James Meredith (university).
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