Activist / Abolitionist.

Activist and Abolitionist were men and women who fought against African slavery and for black equality in America since the Civil War.

Aileen Hernadez, activist born


Aileen C. Hernadez

*Aileen Hernandez was born on this date in1926. She was an African American union organizer, civil rights activist, and women's rights activist.

Project 21 founded

*The founding of Project 21 is celebrated on this date in 1993. Project 21 is the design of The National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR).

Bobby Seale born


Bobby Seale

*Bobby Seale was born on this date in 1936. He is an African American political activist co-founder and national chairman of the Black Panther Party and author.

Black Lives Matter founded

*Black Lives Matter (BLM) was founded on this date in 2013. It is an international activist movement, originating in the African American community, that campaigns against violence and systemic racism toward black people.

Bobby Hickman born


Bobby Hickman

*Bobby Hickman was born on this date in 1936. He was an African American educator and community activist.

Hattie Williams born


Hattie Williams

*Hattie Williams was born on this date in 1922. She was an African American humanitarian and educational activist.

E. Geronimo Pratt born


Elmer Geronimo Pratt

*Geronimo Pratt was born on this date in 1947. He was an African American activist and was a high-ranking member of the Black Panther Party.

Abolitionist Samuel Burris born


Samuel D. Burris

*The birth of Samuel Burris in 1813 is remembered on this date. He was a black abolitionist and member of the Underground Railroad.

Mineo Katagiri, activist and minister


Rev. Mineo Katagiri

*Mineo Katagiri was born on this date in 1919. He was a Japanese American activist, minister and strong advocate for civil rights for African and Asians in America.

Amelia Boynton born


Amelia Boynton

*Amelia Platts Boynton Robinson was born on this date in 1911. She was an African American activist in the 20th century American Civil Rights Movement and a key figure in the 1965 Selma to Montgomery march.