Ella Baker - greatblackheroes.com

Ella Baker is one of the most significant pioneers of the civil rights era but was cast behind the scenes as women were often forced to take a backseat to men, even when fighting for common rights.
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Malcolm X - greatblackheroes.com

Malcolm X is considered one of the most influential activists in the history of the United States, giving a voice to the disenfranchised. Read more

Bayard Rustin - greatblackheroes.com

Bayard Rustin spent years in the background of the shadows of the great civil rights leader of the 1960’s, despite being the man who taught, organized and led them. Read more

Frederick Douglass - greatblackheroes.com

Frederick Douglass was the most well-known Black person in America as he bravely fought for the cause of the abolishment of slavery in the United States. Read more

Rosa Parks - greatblackheroes.com

Many remember Rosa Parks simply as a woman who refused to give up her seat on a bus, but her contributions to and role in Black History can not be understated or under-appreciated. Read more

Thurgood Marshall is known as the first Black Justice of the United States Supreme Court but he is really defined by his work as a civil rights lawyer which redefined life in the United States. Read more

Perhaps one of the most amazing and inspirational figures to spring up, not only in African American culture, but in world terms, is that of Harriet Tubman. She dedicated herself to the liberation and freedom of her people from the tyranny that was slavery, putting her own life on the line in order to do it. This is her unique story. Read more