Some People Involved
Martin Luther King
W.E.B Du Bois
Martin Luther King was an American Pastor. But that's not all, he was also a prominent leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He played a major role in the advancement of civil rights cleverly using nonviolent tactics.
Rosa Parks is by some considered "the mother of the freedom movement" and has been since she refused to give up her seat in the colored section of a bus to a white passenger when all the other seats in the white section were taken.
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was the first African American to earn a doctorate in Harvard. He then went on to become a co-founder for NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). He was a major help to the Black Civil Rights Movement.
Medgar Evers came back from his services in World War Two and quickly became an activist in the Civil Rights Movement. He became a field secretary for the NAACP. When Evers was assassinated her was buried with full military honors.
Malcolm X was considered to be (by his admirers) a courageous man who endured the Black Civil Rights at its worst. He was an African American Muslim minister and human rights activist.
James Farmer was the founder of CORE (Congress Of Racist Equality). Farmer was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1998, he dies in 1999.
Roy Wilkins was a participant in the March on Washington, Selma to Montgomery marches and the March Against Fear. He was seen as a major spokesperson and was named executive director of the NAACP.