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    • Bess B. Walcott 

      Sales, Henry (Tuskegee University Archives, 2016-04-04)
      Bess Bolden Walcott spent 1908-1962 working at Tuskegee Institute, where, while serving in many various positions, she established a Red Cross chapter. She went on to be the first African American female field director for ...
    • Eleanor Roosevelt's visit to Tuskegee Institute 

      Sales, Henry (Tuskegee University Archives, 2016-04-04)
      Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was an American politician, diplomat, and activist. She was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, holding the post from March 1933 to April 1945 during her husband President Franklin ...
    • Asa Philips Randolph 

      Sales, Henry (Tuskegee University Archives, 2016-04-04)
      Asa Philip Randolph organized and led the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the first predominantly African American labor union. In the early Civil Rights Movement, Randolph led the March on Washington Movement, which ...
    • President Frederick Patterson and Tuskegee Executive Council 

      Sales, Henry (Tuskegee University Archives, 2016-04-04)
      Frederick Douglas Patterson's tenure at Tuskegee University started in 1928 and spanned almost 25 years: first as Head of the veterinary division, director of the School of Agriculture and finally as Tuskegee's third ...
    • Howard Thurman 

      Sales, Henry (Tuskegee, 2016-04-05)
      Howard Washington Thurman was an influential African American author, philosopher, theologian, educator, and civil rights leader. He played a leading role in many social justice movements and organizations of the twentieth ...
    • Fannie Lou Hamer 

      Davis, Gierah (Tuskegee University Archives, 2016-04-04)
      During the 1950s, Hamer attended several annual conferences of the Regional Council of Negro Leadership (RCNL) in the all-black town of Mound Bayou, Mississippi. The RCNL, a combination civil rights and self-help organization, ...
    • James Farmer 

      Davis, Gierah (Tuskegee University Archives, 2016-04-04)
      During the 1950s, Farmer served as national secretary of the Student League for Industrial Democracy (SLID), the youth branch of the socialist League for Industrial Democracy. SLID later became Students for a Democratic Society.
    • Julian Bond 

      Sales, Henry (Tuskegee University Archives, 2016-04-04)
      Born Horace Julian Bond was an American social activist and leader in the Civil Rights Movement, politician, professor and writer. While a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, during the early 1960s, he helped ...
    • Rosa Parks 

      Sales, Henry (Tuskegee University Archives, 2016-04-05)
      Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an African American civil rights activist, whom the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement".
    • Dr. Elizabeth Koontz 

      Sales, Henry (Tuskegee University Archives, 2016-04-04)
      Elizabeth Duncan Koontz, the first black president of the National Education Association and director of the Women's Bureau in President Nixon's Department of Labor in 1964.
    • Dr. Charles G. Gomillion 

      Sales, Henry (Tuskegee University Archives, 2016-04-04)
      Charles Goode Gomillion is best known as a community activist with a strong interest in voter rights. His active involvement in voter rights for black Americans in the late 1950s, and eventually the lawsuit that led to the ...
    • Jesse Jackson 

      Sales, Henry (Tuskegee University Archives, 2016-04-05)
      Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr. is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, and politician. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as a shadow U.S. Senator for the ...
    • Louis Farrakhan 

      Sales, Henry (Tuskegee University Archives, 2016-04-05)
      Louis Farrakhan, Sr. is the leader of the religious group Nation of Islam (NOI). He served as the minister of major mosques in Boston and Harlem, and was appointed by the longtime NOI leader, Elijah Muhammad, as the National ...
    • Vera C. Foster and Jesse Jackson 

      Sales, Henry (Tuskegee University Archives, 2016-04-05)
      Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr. is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, and politician. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as a shadow U.S. Senator for the ...
    • Malcolm X 

      Sales, Henry (Tuskegee University Archives, 2016-04-05)
      Malcolm X born Malcolm Little and also known as el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz was an American Muslim minister and human rights activist. To his admirers he was a courageous advocate for the rights of blacks, a man who indicted ...
    • Sam Young Shooting 

      Davis, Gierah (Tuskegee University Archives, 2016-04-04)
      Samuel (“Sammy”) Leamon Young Jr. was a young civil rights activist who was shot to death on January 3, 1966 when he attempted to use a whites-only restroom at a gas station in Macon County, Alabama. He was 21 years old. ...
    • Coretta Scott King 

      Sales, Henry (Tuskegee University Archives, 2016-04-04)
      Coretta Scott King was an American author, activist, and civil rights leader, and the wife of Martin Luther King, Jr. from 1953 until his death in 1968. Coretta Scott King helped lead the African-American Civil Rights ...
    • Student Protest 

      Sales, Henry (Tuskegee University Archives, 2016-04-05)
      Student discontent arose and touched off a campus wide boycott.
    • Student Protests 

      Sales, Henry (Tuskegee University Archives, 2016-04-05)
      Students boycott atrocities which took place against African Americans in 1968.
    • Dr. Charles G. Gomillion 

      Sales, Henry (Tuskegee University Archives, 2016-04-04)
      Charles Goode Gomillion is best known as a community activist with a strong interest in voter rights. His active involvement in voter rights for black Americans in the late 1950s, and eventually the lawsuit that led to the ...