Medgar Evers (1925 - 1963) African American civil rights leader and politician. As field secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Mississippi, his assassination galvanized the Civil Rights Movement.
Books about Civil Rights Leaders, Picture books are the perfect way to introduce students to these important concepts. The books are about Cesar Chavez, Ida B. Wells, Mahatma Gandhi, Rosa Parks, Susan B. Anthony and many more.
Now, this is what a patriot looks like. Fannie Lou Hamer - share cropper, voting rights activist, civil rights activist, and one of the first African-American women delegates to a presidential convention.