Bayard Rustin was a leading civil rights activist who organized the March on Washington, where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famed “I Have a Dream” speech. Rustin advised King on Gandhian civil disobedience tactics, and he and King founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
Dominique Deveraux aka Diahann Carroll | 1979Actress Diahann Carroll holding court in her living room discussing the plight of Blacks in the television industry. Quote, “For some reason, whenever black skin is on television, everyone relates to it as if it’s a documentary.” This photo is giving me everything I need right now.
Dr Carter Woodson (Historian, Researcher & Author .....ALSO Known as the FATHER OF BLACK HISTORY) pioneered & designated the 2nd week if February as NEGRO HISTORY WEEK in 1926. After acceptance the week was renamed BLACK HISTORY MONTH in 1976
In 1963, civil rights activist Medgar Evers was shot outside his home in Jackson, Miss., just hours after President Kennedy pleaded in a national address for an end to racial discrimination. Read more: http://host.madison.com/archives/topics/pages_from_history/pages-from-history-june/article_4cee0bd6-f300-11e3-bfda-001a4bcf887a.html#ixzz37PZ0e82b