Original vintage press photo showing two students studying while incarcerated at the Baltimore City jail in 1964.  The students had been protesting segregation at a local theater and were arrested.

Original vintage press photo showing two students studying while incarcerated at the Baltimore City jail in The students had been protesting segregation at a local theater and were arrested.

November 11, 1972 Carl T. Rowan, journalist, becomes the first African American elected to the ‘Gridiron Club.’

November 1972 Carl T. Rowan, journalist, becomes the first African American elected to the ‘Gridiron Club.

Crispus A. Wright born Date:  Fri, 1914-09-11 The birth of Crispus Attucks Wright in 1914 is celebrated on this date. He was an African American civil rights lawyer and businessman. Wright's father was born a slave in Louisiana. He graduated from Louisiana's Leland University. The elder Wright was a teacher and high school principal who stressed to his children the importance of an education.

Crispus A. Wright born Date: Fri, 1914-09-11 The birth of Crispus Attucks Wright in 1914 is celebrated on this date. He was an African American civil rights lawyer and businessman. Wright's father was born a slave in Louisiana. He graduated from Louisiana's Leland University. The elder Wright was a teacher and high school principal who stressed to his children the importance of an education.

Chicano Student WALKOUTS- March 6th-9th, 1968

"Education Not Eradication" - Chicano high school walkouts, March Photo credit: Chicano Student News, courtesy California Library for Social Studies and Research — in Los Angeles, California.

A young woman helps an older woman register to vote as part of a registration drive in the 1960's

A young woman helps an older woman register to vote as part of a registration drive in the Our collective vote is our voice, use it wisely.

Paul Robeson, internationally famous actor and singer, joins the picket line outside the American Theater on Jan. 25, 1947. He had performed the night before to an integrated audience at the Kiel Opera House, but refused to play segregated theaters.

A Look Back • Actor marches outside downtown St. Louis theater to protest segregated seating

Paul Robeson, internationally famous actor and singer, joins the picket line outside the American Theater on Jan. He had performed the night before to an integrated audience at the Kiel Opera House, but refused to play segregated theaters.

Ernest Green at Michigan Student University, c. 1961.  Ernest Green, the eldest of the Little Rock Nine and the the first black student to graduate from Little Rock Central High School. Green went on to graduate from Michigan State University with a B.A. in 1962 an M.A. in 1964

Ernest Green at Michigan Student University, c. 1961. Ernest Green, the eldest of the Little Rock Nine and the the first black student to graduate from Little Rock Central High School. Green went on to graduate from Michigan State University with a B.A. in 1962 an M.A. in 1964

Florence Mills (1896-1927), the first Black international female superstar, one of the greatest entertainers and singing, dancing Jazz performers

Florence Mills Florence Mills the first Black international female superstar, one of the greatest entertainers and singing, dancing Jazz performers. Vintage African American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were.

Charlayne Hunter (1961), leaving the University of Georgia campus after registering as a student. She holds a place in Georgia Civil Rights history as one of the first two African American students along with ( Hamilton Holmes) admitted to the University of Georgia. Hunter-Gault is also known for her career as an award-winning journalist, and also respected for her work on television and in print.

Charlayne Hunter leaving the University of Georgia campus after registering as a student. She holds a place in Georgia Civil Rights history as one of the first two African American students along with ( Hamilton Holmes) admitted to the University

TAKE A STAND! - NEVER forget history- #Racisim STUPIDLY still often even by people who quote John 3:16: EACH person is of extreme value to LORD God - even those who die young. Newspaper clipping from 1960s, Civil Rights Movement - 4 future women stolen from us as children. DdO:) MOST POPULAR RE-PINS - http://www.pinterest.com/DianaDeeOsborne/take-a-stand-stand/ - This EVIL act UNITED people of different races to urgently join for Justice, Equality. What part of THE WORLD don't we…

Four future 'women', stolen from us as children. Civil Rights Movement, Justice, Equality.

Lila Fenwick became the First African-American woman to graduate from Harvard Law School in 1956. She later led the United Nation's Human Rights Division.

Lila Fenwick became the First African-American woman to graduate from Harvard Law School in She later led the United Nation's Human Rights Division.

Cornelius Nathanial Dorsette, M.D.(1852-1897). Born a slave, he lived through the Civil War in rural North Carolina. In 1882 he earned his M.D. from the Medical College of the University of Buffalo. With the encouragement of Booker T. Washington, Dr. Dorsette moved to Montgomery to serve as its first black physician. He also helped found the National Medical Association and later served as its president. He was active in his state Republican Party.

Cornelius Nathanial Dorsette, M.D.(1852-1897). Born a slave, he lived through the Civil War in rural North Carolina. In 1882 he earned his M.D. from the Medical College of the University of Buffalo. With the encouragement of Booker T. Washington, Dr. Dorsette moved to Montgomery to serve as its first black physician. He also helped found the National Medical Association and later served as its president. He was active in his state Republican Party.

"Selma Burke's commissioned sculpture of President Roosevelt is on every American dime!" Dorothy Brangman Selma Burke African American sculptor and educator who founded two art schools. In 1940 she opened the Selma Burke School of Sculpture

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