Category: Activist

John Hope Franklin

John Hope Franklin 1915-2009 Archived by Dale Ricardo Shields “We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey;” ―    John Hope Franklin John Hope Franklin (January 2, 1915 – March 25, 2009) was an American historian …

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Erich McMillan-McCall

Erich McMillan-McCall   By Dale Ricardo Shields “There are so many unsung heroes who have the paved the way for so many of us to become the people we are today. They are the everyday people who inspire and empower us all. They are the people who may never win awards or receive any accolades, …

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Frank Espada – Documentary Photographer and Civil Rights Activist

~Frank Espada~ Documentary Photographer and Civil Rights Activist “We need to raise some holy hell,” he wrote to us. “For we have landed at the bottom and have stayed there.” ________________________________________________ “I Will Follow You Silent” I will follow you forever, quiet and fugitive among dark streets ground by nostalgia, or over stars smiling with …

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Dr. Manning Marable – Author, Educator

* Dr. Manning Marable * Born May 13, 1950, in Dayton, Ohio Died April 1, 2011, in New York City, New York Education: B.A., Earlham College, 1971; M.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1972; Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1976. Memberships: National Black Political Assembly; Democratic Socialists of America; Committees of Correspondence; Organization of American Historians; Association …

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