Discover and save creative ideas

    More to explore:


    Dr. Who

    Benjamin L. Hooks, a champion of minorities and the poor who as executive director of the NAACP increased the group's stature

    3y Saved to Civil Rights
    • BEE

      A REPUBLICAN!! A soldier for civil rights: Benjamin Hooks. A civil rights activist, lawyer, and minister, Hooks was the executive director of the NAACP in the 1970s and the grandson of Julia Britton Hooks, the second black woman to graduate from college. A strong Republican, Nixon appointed him one of the FCC commissioners. In 2007, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from GW Bush.

    • ~*~  JUST  ME  ~*~

      Benjamin Hooks Tribute: NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Benjamin L. Hooks, a...

    People also love

    Benjamin Hooks, served as Executive Director of the NAACP from 1977 - 1992, .Baptist minister and attorney, graduated from Howard University in 1944 and Depaw Law School

    Black Soldier Memorial A tribute to black soldiers serving in Vietnam.

    Roger Arliner Young (1889–1964) was a zoologist and biologist and the first African-American woman to receive a doctorate in zoology. During her long career she studied radiation, paramecium, and hydration and dehydration of living cells. | 34 American Lady Scientists Who Changed The World

    ‘Clara “Mother” Hale, humanitarian who founded the Hale House, a sanctuary for drug-addicted and HIV/AIDS-infected babies in Harlem, NY.

    Author and folklorist Stetson Kennedy, who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan six decades ago and exposed its secrets to authorities

    The Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth (seated right), who was bombed, beaten and repeatedly arrested in the fight for civil rights. Seen here with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (AP Photo)

    Angelina Lester, an ex-slave

    This is Lisa Williams. When she read about a 10 yr old girl prosecuted for prostitution while the men who used her & made money from her walked free, she decided to do something about it. Living Water for girls is an amazing program to help girls in the US!

    On August 18, 1920, after years of protest on both sides, the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution gave women the right to vote – an important step toward equality for American women.

    UN calls for ban on ‘grotesque practice’ of female genital mutilation --- In 1970, when Waris Dirie was a 5-year-old in Somalia, her mother held her down on a rock. She gave her a piece of root from an old tree. “Bite on this,” she said. Her mother leaned over and whispered: “Try to be a good girl. Be brave for Mama, and it will go fast.” Then, an old woman who was with them in the African bush cut off parts of her genitals with a broken razor blade. Read the complete story.

    | Tumblr

    The O'Reilly Factor first discussed Tiller on February 25, 2005. Tiller was discussed in at least 28 episodes before his death. On the show he was sometimes described as "Tiller the Baby Killer" “George Tiller was a compassionate physician who risked his life to help women in need. He was assassinated by an anti-choice terrorist.” Dr. George Tiller: August 8, 1941 – May 31, 2009. Dr. Tiller fought for everyone’s reproductive rights.  RIP, Dr. Tiller. He risked his life to save women.


    In january 2012, filmaker Ava Dduvernay was the first African American woman to win the best director prize at the sundance film festival for her film 'Middle of Nowhere'. #blackhistory

    Dorothy Day with her prison dress. On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate.

    Jacob Lawrence- Influential African American artist known for his "Migration" series

    Joe Louis Kisses Sarah Vaughan On Her 27th Birthday 1952

    Remember the library "check out" card? If you've even been IN a library lately - it's all scanned. But - really - doesn't everyone do this via Kindle now?

    "Charles Hamilton Houston was a prominent African American lawyer, Dean of Howard University Law School, and NAACP Litigation Director who played a significant role in dismantling the Jim Crow laws, which earned him the title The Man Who Killed Jim Crow. He is also well known for having trained future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.’ (photo: Charles Hamilton Houston)". <--- #salute

    Robert Carter, a lawyer who was an integral member of the team led by Thurgood Marshall that turned to the courts to battle segregation (AP Photo/Courtesy of the NAACP)