Category: Activist

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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Tom Goldtooth

 Tom Goldtooth by Dale Ricardo Shields Tom Goldtooth is executive director of the Indigenous Environmental Network headquartered at Bemidji, Minnesota. For over thirty years, he has been an environmental and economic justice leader in the Native American community. He has spoken about the congressional climate change bill and Native American efforts to address the resource …

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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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