Activist / Abolitionist.

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

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.

Jonathan Daniels born


Jonathan Daniels

*Jonathan Daniels was born on this date in1939. He was a white Episcopal seminarian and civil rights activist.

Ardelia Dixon born


Ardelia Dixon

*Ardelia Dixon was born on this date in 1916. She was an African American activist and educator.

Born in Atlantic City to Ardelia Jackson and Oscar Dixon, Mrs. Dixon grew up in Cleveland and graduated from John Hay High School. She attended Fenn College (later Cleveland State University) for a year and then began working for her degree part time at Cleveland College of Western Reserve University (later Case Western Reserve University). In 1945, she married a fellow civic volunteer, Henry George Dixon, but had no children.