Little Known Black History Fact: Samaria Bailey is a civil rights figure from Macon, Ga., who was the first Black girl to integrate an all-white, all-female high school in 1964. Ms. Bailey was also among the first Black women to enroll at Mercer University, and went on to have a stellar career as a medical technologist. Bailey was born Samaria Mitcham on June 29, 1947.
January 30 Celebrity Deaths | Civil rights figure Coretta Scott King, Andrews Sisters singer Patty Andrews, author and screenwriter Sidney Sheldon, aviation pioneer Orville Wright, Mahatma Gandhi, and Betsy Ross all died on this day in history.
Notable February 4 Birthdays | Civil rights figure Rosa Parks, Canadian-American 'Diff'rent Strokes' actor Conrad Bain, 'Jetsons' and 'Josie and the Pussycats' voice actress Janet Waldo, and famous pilot Charles Lindbergh were all born on this day in history.
Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year by Tavis Smiley and David Ritz. Presents a revealing and dramatic chronicle of the 12 months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination.
Claudette Colvin. Twice toward Justice - Based on extensive interviews with Claudette Colvin and many others, Phillip Hoose presents the first in-depth account of an important yet largely unknown civil rights figure, skillfully weaving her dramatic story into the fabric of the historic Montgomery bus boycott and court case that would change the course of American history
Along with other major civil rights figures like Martin Luther King & Malcolm X, no one can deny the influence that Nelson Mandela had on the movement ..
Mamie Clark. Her research helped end segregation
Justice Was Served in Ferguson—This Isn’t Jim Crow America