Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Ross; c. March 1822 – March 10, 1913) was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian and Union spy during the American Civil War. After escaping from slavery, into which she was born, she made 13 missions to rescue more than 70 slaves using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry, and in the post-war era struggled for women's suffrage
This African-American young woman is shielding a KKK member from blows. Later, this man said that it had a profound impact on his beliefs about African-Americans. This woman is the true embodiment of Christian love.
Lloyd L. Gaines vanished in March 1939. "Three months before he vanished, he won a U. S. Supreme Court decision (Gaines v. Canada) mandating the State of Missouri admit him into its university law school or build a separate, and equal, law school for blacks. The case helped forge the legal framework for the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 1954 decision, Brown v. Board of Education, which banned segregation in public schools.
Youngest girl to ever give birth, Linda Medina. She was 5 years, 7 months and 21 days old when she gave birth to a 6lb baby boy in 1933 ...wow - this is so disturbing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lina_Medina
"I am at once a physician, a citizen and a woman, and I am not willing to stand aside and allow this concept of expendable human lives to turn this great land of ours into just another exclusive reservation where only the perfect, the privileged and the planned have the right to live". - Dr. Mildred Jefferson (1926-2010) The first black woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School
Portrait of Zitkala-Sa by Gertrude Kasebier, about 1898. Zitkala-Sa was the pen name of writer and activist Gertrude Simmons Bonnin (1876-1938). She exposed the hardships faced by students at Native American boarding schools by writing about her own experiences as a student and as a teacher. Zitkala-Sa also published a book of tribal folklore called Old Indian Legends. She also founded the National Council of American Indians, which was trans-tribal, to lobby for better treatment for all.