Category: Activist / Abolitionist.

  • Sat, 1912-05-18

    *Walter Sisulu was born on this date in 1912. He was an African politician and activist.

    Walter Max Ulyate Sisulu was from the village...

  • Tue, 1912-11-12

    On this date we mark the birth of Daisy Bates. She was an African American civil rights activist who coordinated the integration of the Little...

  • Wed, 1912-12-11

    *Heman Sweatt was born on this date in 1912. He was an African American educator, postal worker and activist.

    From Houston, Texas....

  • Thu, 1913-01-02

    Juanita Jackson Mitchell was born on this date in 1913. She was an African American lawyer, administrator, and activist.

    Juanita...

  • Tue, 1913-02-04

    *Rosa Parks was born on this date in 1913. She was an African American civil rights activist.

    Rosa McCauley grew up in Montgomery,...

  • Wed, 1914-02-25

    *James Cameron was born on this date in 1914. He was an African American brewing worker, activist and founder of America's Black Holocaust...

  • Sat, 1914-03-14

    *Abdias do Nascimento was born on this date in 1914. He was an Afro Brazilian writer, scholar, activist and politician.

    From the state...

  • Sun, 1915-02-07

    *Bill White, III was born on this date in 1915. He was an African Canadian composer and social justice activist.

    William Andrew (Bill)...

  • Sat, 1916-06-03

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

    Born in Atlantic City to Ardelia...

  • Mon, 1917-04-09

    Irene Morgan Kirkaldy was born on this date in 1917. She was an African American educator and civil rights activist.

    Kirkaldy, born...

  • Wed, 1917-04-25

    Esther Swirk Brown’s birth in 1917 is celebrated on this date. She was a White American Civil Rights Activist.

    Brown was from Kansas...

  • Sat, 1917-10-06

    Fannie Lou Hamer was born on this date in 1917. She was an African American civil rights activist.

    Born Fannie Lou Townsend in Montgomery...

  • Wed, 1917-10-24

    *Marie Foster was born on this date in1917. She was an African American educator and a civil rights activist.

    She was born Marie...

  • Wed, 1917-11-07

    *Helen Suzman was born on this date in 1917. She was a Jewish South African educator, activist and politician.

    She was born Helen...

  • Wed, 1917-11-14

    On this date in 1917, Doris Hollis Pemberton was born. She was an African American civic leader, reporter, and author.

    Pemberton was born...

  • Mon, 1918-10-21

    *Albertina Sisulu was born on this date in 1918. She was a Black South African activist and nurse.

    Born Nontsikelelo Albertina Thethiwe...

  • Fri, 1919-08-01

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

  • Mon, 1920-01-12

    James Farmer, African American educator, administrator, activist was born on this date in 1920. He was also the founder of the Congress of...

  • Fri, 1920-04-30

    *Odessa Brown was born on this date in 1920. She was an African American cosmetologist, and health activist.

    She was born in Des Arc,...

  • Thu, 1921-07-21

    *O Donald “Smitty” Smith was born on this date in 1921.  He was an African American businessman, musician and activist. 

    Odell...