Category: Activist

TRAYVON MARTIN – PETITION

Dale  – “We are still devastated by the loss of our son Trayvon Martin, and nothing can bring him back. But today, we are heartened to tell you that justice may finally be served for Trayvon. This evening, Florida State Attorney Angela Corey announced that she will charge George Zimmerman with 2nd degree murder, weeks …

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Watts Riot of Los Angeles, 1965 by Irivin Ward

    Watts Riot of Los Angeles (1965) By Irivin Ward Prior to the Watts Riot, in Los Angeles and other parts of the country, Black men were viewed as threatening figures and people who committed crimes. Although segregation was over it was a “open secret” that police officers were to keep people (Blacks) in …

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The Little Rock Nine

           The Little Rock Nine                Written By:                 Molly Hatcher   The Little Rock Nine were a group of nine African American students that volunteered to desegregate the Little Rock county school system by attending the all-white Little Rock Central High School.   The nine students were; Thelma Mothershed, Elizabeth Eckford, Melba Pattillo, Jefferson Thomas, Ernest …

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Olaudah Equiano (Gustavus Vassa) – Abolitionist

OLAUDAH EQUIANO Written by Cassandra Meade Early Life Born in Essaka, an Igbo village in West Africa in 1745 was  also was said to be born in Eboe, in what is now Nigeria. He was the son of a chief. Had 5 brothers and a sister, he was the youngest son with one younger sister. He …

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