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
From The Daily Beast: "‘Civil rights’ figures decided long ago that the only fair outcome would be indictment. But that was driven by ideology, not facts."
Myrlie Evers-Williams ( civil rights activist)
E.D. Nixon Person’s Name: Click the image to read my post and find the Amazon link for the book
In 1966, Charles Jones walked around the Beltway in search of fair housing.
Find out more about major civil rights hero and minister Ralph D. Abernathy, head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, at Biography.com.