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Claudette Colvin

"Claudette Colvin is an activist who was a pioneer in the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama during the 1950s. She refused to give up her seat on a bus months before Rosa Parks' more famous protest.…

Phillis WHeatley

During a time when black people were discouraged from learning how to read and write, Phillis Wheatley, a Senegal/Gambia-born black girl who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, defied them all…

Lorraine Hansberry

Playwright and activist Lorraine Hansberry wrote A Raisin in the Sun and was the first black playwright and the youngest American to win a New York Critics’ Circle award. Lorraine Hansberry was born…

Claudette Colvin

On December 1st 1955, Rosa Parks refused to relinquish her seat on a public bus. Park’s protest sparked the Montgomery bus protests and galvanized the Civil Rights movement. Yet, she was not the first…