Civil Rights Leaders

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History has given us many great leaders who paved the way for Equality on many levels, such Ghandi, Dr. Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Thurgood Marshall, The NAACP and many others have forged a path that Enabled many of us to obtain Education, The Right to Vote, and to right to obtain Employment without Discrimination or Prejudice .Some died in order to achieve these Rights. We are truly fortunate to have these examples.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Morehouse College class of 1948, and his sister, Christine King Farris, C’48 Spelman College, Associate Professor and Director of the Learning Resources Center at Spelman College

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Morehouse College class of 1948, and his sister, Christine King Farris, C’48 Spelman College, Associate Professor and Director of the Learning Resources Center at Spelman College

Malcolm X Assassinated - 1965 -To his admirers, he was a courageous advocate for the rights of African Americans, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black Americans. Detractors accused him of preaching racism, black supremacy, anti-Semitism and violence. He has been called one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history.

On this day: Malcolm X Murdered - 1965

Filename: 60q00klg.jpgPhoto Date: 02/22/1965Caption: New York Daily News front page dated February 22, 1965. Headline: MALCOLM X MURDERED Gunned Down at Rally.…

♍ Christine King Farris (born Willie Christine King on 9-11-1927, in Atlanta, GA) is the eldest and only living sibling of the late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. She teaches at Spelman College and is the author of several books and a public speaker on various topics, including the King family, multicultural education, and teaching. She married Isaac Newton Farris on 8-19-60. They had two children: Angela Farris-Watkins and Isaac Newton Farris, Jr., who currently serves as CEO of the King…

♍ Christine King Farris (born Willie Christine King on 9-11-1927, in Atlanta, GA) is the eldest and only living sibling of the late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. She teaches at Spelman College and is the author of several books and a public speaker on various topics, including the King family, multicultural education, and teaching. She married Isaac Newton Farris on 8-19-60. They had two children: Angela Farris-Watkins and Isaac Newton Farris, Jr., who currently serves as CEO of the King…

Martin Luther King's Granddaughter meets President Obama

Martin Luther King's Granddaughter meets President Obama

National Civil Rights Museum | At the Lorraine Motel

At the Lorraine Motel

The National Civil Rights Museum, located in Memphis, TN, explores the history of the Civil Rights Movement and its impact on our culture today. Plan your visit today.

Watch the First Trailer for Jesse Owens Biopic 'Race' (Exclusive)

Watch the First Trailer for Jesse Owens Biopic 'Race' (Exclusive)

Jesse Owens was a track-and-field giant, earning four gold medals at the Nazi-run 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics. The first trailer for Race, exclusively here ...

Harriet Tubman to replace Andrew Jackson on the U.S. $20 bill

Tubman replacing Jackson on the $20, Hamilton spared

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew reverses a plan to bump Hamilton after receiving fierce blowback.

On days like today I feel so PROUD and honored  to drive to myself to work. I get to do what I love because of you and your courage. Today we are all FREE #letfreedomring❤️ #happybirthdayDRKINGjr

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30.4k Likes, 220 Comments - Taytay❤️ (@tamarbraxton) on Instagram: “On days like today I feel so PROUD and honored to drive to myself to work. I get to do what I love…”

American civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is best known for his role in the African-American civil rights movement and nonviolent protests. His life's work has been honored with a national holiday, schools and public buildings named after him, and a memorial on the National Mall in Washington. Take a look back at the civil rights leader's defining years. Here, King speaks in Washington in 1968.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day turns 30: Why we observe it - CNN

Donna Brazile: Had he lived, Martin Luther King Jr. would have turned 87 Friday and likely would have still been urging a more inclusive America.

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Here’s a rundown of how Martin Luther King, Jr. Day came to be a federal holiday

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland - 2015 recipient of Civil Rights Award - as a student she participated in Lunch Counter sit in and has been a leader for Human & Civil Rights

2015 Freedom Award | National Civil Rights Museum- 2015 Honoree Ruby Bridges Hall - at the age of 6 yrs old Integrated school in New Orleans Movie based on her life.

Reverend Samuel Billy Kyles

Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles — pastor, civil rights leader, 'lovely human being'

His given name was Samuel, like the prophet. But when he was a small boy in Mississippi in the 1930s, his mother started calling him Billy, after the famous evangelist Billy Sunday.