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Rosa Parks, 1913 – 2005  “The only tired I was, was tired of giving in.”  Born in rural Alabama, Rosa Parks was no stranger to the struggle for racial justice. At the time of her famous refusal to move to the back of the bus, Mrs. Parks was secretary of the Montgomery branch of the NAACP.

Rosa Parks, 1913 – 2005 “The only tired I was, was tired of giving in.” Born in rural Alabama, Rosa Parks was no stranger to the struggle for racial justice. At the time of her famous refusal to move to the back of the bus, Mrs. Parks was secretary of the Montgomery branch of the NAACP.

Google Image Result for http://blogs.mirror.co.uk/anything-you-say/css/Doreen-Lawrence-240209.jpgDoreen D. Lawrence, née Graham OBE is a British campaigner and writer who first came to public attention in 1993 as the mother of Stephen Lawrence, a black British teenager who was murdered in a racial attack in South East London. Wikipedia

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Google Image Result for http://blogs.mirror.co.uk/anything-you-say/css/Doreen-Lawrence-240209.jpgDoreen D. Lawrence, née Graham OBE is a British campaigner and writer who first came to public attention in 1993 as the mother of Stephen Lawrence, a black British teenager who was murdered in a racial attack in South East London. Wikipedia

“It’s difficult in times like these: ideals, dreams and cherished hopes rise within us, only to be crushed by grim reality. It’s a wonder I haven’t abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.”  —	 Anne Frank

“It’s difficult in times like these: ideals, dreams and cherished hopes rise within us, only to be crushed by grim reality. It’s a wonder I haven’t abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.” — Anne Frank

Michele Landsberg, award-winning columnist and one of Canada's best known feminists and social justice activists.

Michele Landsberg, award-winning columnist and one of Canada's best known feminists and social justice activists.

BISHOP CHARLES HARRISON 'C.H.' MASON (1866 -1961), the son of former slaves, was the founder, Chief Apostle and first Senior Bishop of the Church of God in Christ, Inc. The Church of God in Christ is the largest Pentecostal Church in the US. Bishop Mason was born the son of former Slaves, Jerry and Eliza Mason in Shelby County, Tennessee.  Mason worked with his family sharecropping and he did not receive an early formal education. As a child, Mason was influenced by the religion of his…

BISHOP CHARLES HARRISON 'C.H.' MASON (1866 -1961), the son of former slaves, was the founder, Chief Apostle and first Senior Bishop of the Church of God in Christ, Inc. The Church of God in Christ is the largest Pentecostal Church in the US. Bishop Mason was born the son of former Slaves, Jerry and Eliza Mason in Shelby County, Tennessee. Mason worked with his family sharecropping and he did not receive an early formal education. As a child, Mason was influenced by the religion of his…

FREDERICK O'NEAL (1905-1992)  groundbreaking African-American actor and producer earned critical praise in films, TV as Officer Wallace of Car 54 Where Are You? (1961-1963). In 1940, O'Neal co-founded The American Negro Theater in NYC, produced 18 plays starring Black actors including Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis. O'Neal  was President of the Actors Equity Assoc. & Actors and Artists of America (1970-1973), was elected  V. P. of AFL-CIO in 1969.

FREDERICK O'NEAL (1905-1992) groundbreaking African-American actor and producer earned critical praise in films, TV as Officer Wallace of Car 54 Where Are You? (1961-1963). In 1940, O'Neal co-founded The American Negro Theater in NYC, produced 18 plays starring Black actors including Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis. O'Neal was President of the Actors Equity Assoc. & Actors and Artists of America (1970-1973), was elected V. P. of AFL-CIO in 1969.

Jane Goodall: Primatologist who showed the world that a female scientist could work alone in the wilderness.

Jane Goodall: Primatologist who showed the world that a female scientist could work alone in the wilderness.

Charles Henry Turner  (1867-1923) A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Turner received a B.S. (1891) and M.S. (1892) from the University of Cincinnati and a Ph.D. (1907) from the University of Chicago. A noted authority on the behavior of insects, he was the first researcher to prove that insects can hear.

Charles Henry Turner (1867-1923) A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Turner received a B.S. (1891) and M.S. (1892) from the University of Cincinnati and a Ph.D. (1907) from the University of Chicago. A noted authority on the behavior of insects, he was the first researcher to prove that insects can hear.

Condoleezza Rice is an American political scientist and diplomat. She served as the 66th United States Secretary of State in the administration of President George W. Bush. She wrote her memoir book  'No Higher Honor' of her years in Washington DC.

Condoleezza Rice is an American political scientist and diplomat. She served as the 66th United States Secretary of State in the administration of President George W. Bush. She wrote her memoir book 'No Higher Honor' of her years in Washington DC.

Lanita Jacobs  Expert on African American culture, language and power, and inter-ethnic violence

Lanita Jacobs Expert on African American culture, language and power, and inter-ethnic violence

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