Anne Wiggins Brown was the original Bess in "Porgy and Bess. -- "Anne Wiggins Brown, soprano and the first African American vocalist admitted to the Julliard School. Brown was born August 1912 in Baltimore, Maryland.
The Freedom Rides of Mug shots of some of the many volunteer civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated South in 1961 sourced from Breach of Peace: Portraits of the 1961 Mississippi Freedom Riders.
Donor honors Seattle legend with $1.3 million park
Homer Harris, became the first African American to captain a Big Ten Conference football team, in He had been denied access to the NFL because it wasn't integrated yet. So, Harris turned to coaching and then became a prominent northwest doctor.
Lift Every Voice and Sing: "Lift Every Voice and Sing", known as the "Black…
Jimmie Lee Jackson was beaten and shot by state troopers as he tried to protect his grandfather and mother from a trooper attack on civil rights marchers. His death led to the Selma-Montgomery march and the eventual passage of the Voting Rights Act.