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I met a legend today. Yet another reason my job is the most amazing! .
@repjohnlewis #freedomfighter #freedomrider #civilrightsleader @atlantahistorycenter #lavitaébella #weloveatl #livinghistory

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Black HIStory Day 20

African-American leader and prominent figure in the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X articulated concepts of race pride and black nationalism in the 1950s and '60s
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Malcolm X (May 19, 1925 to February 21, 1965) was a minister, human rights activist and prominent black nationalist leader who served as a spokesman for the Nation of Islam during the 1950s and 1960s. .
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Articulate, passionate and a naturally gifted and inspirational orator, Malcolm X exhorted blacks to cast off the shackles of racism "by any means necessary," including violence.
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The fiery civil rights leader broke with the group shortly before his assassination on February 21, 1965, at the Audubon Ballroom in Manhattan, where he had been preparing to deliver a speech.
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#malcolmx #nationofislam #powerfulleader #powerfulfigure #blackhistory #blackhistorymonth #blackhistory365 #manofwonder #civilrightsleader #activist #growth #blackboyjoy #blackmenmagick

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Never argue with a stupid. Everything a stupid says is stupid and they will continue to believe their stupid “facts” and opinions. So just let them exist in their stupidity. #MLK #martinlutherking #segregation #civilrightsmovement #civilrightsleader #blackhistory #blackhistorymonth #africandiaspora #prejudice #racism #racist #homophobia #homophobic #unjust

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from @newjcofficial Black History Month

A. Philip Randolph was the most important civil rights leader to emerge from the labor movement. Throughout his long career, he consistently kept the interests of black workers at the forefront of the racial agenda. Randolph organized the March on Washington movement in 1941, which succeeded in pressuring President Franklin D. Roosevelt to issue Executive Order 8802 banning discrimination in defense industries. After the war, a similar technique led to President Harry S. Truman‘s order desegregating the army. in 1963, Randolph aimed to obtain government sponsorship of black jobs.
He’s known for stating “Men often hate each other because they fear each other; they fear each other because they do not know each other; they do not know each other because they cannot communicate; they cannot communicate because they are separated.” #BlackHistoryMonth #APhilipRandolph
#CivilRightsLeader #MarchOnWashington #Jobs

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Black History Month

A. Philip Randolph was the most important civil rights leader to emerge from the labor movement. Throughout his long career, he consistently kept the interests of black workers at the forefront of the racial agenda. Randolph organized the March on Washington movement in 1941, which succeeded in pressuring President Franklin D. Roosevelt to issue Executive Order 8802 banning discrimination in defense industries. After the war, a similar technique led to President Harry S. Truman‘s order desegregating the army. in 1963, Randolph aimed to obtain government sponsorship of black jobs.
He’s known for stating “Men often hate each other because they fear each other; they fear each other because they do not know each other; they do not know each other because they cannot communicate; they cannot communicate because they are separated.” #BlackHistoryMonth #APhilipRandolph
#CivilRightsLeader #MarchOnWashington #Jobs

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As I recount the years being a youth at Canaan and visualized today how impactful you were to our nation, I am humbled to have been under your leadership. Your zeal, passion, commitment, and tenacity during the Civil Rights Movement was nothing short of amazing. As you rest in power, my prayer is that we carry the torch you have passed on. I also pray that we garner the strength to press on and impact our nation just as you did!
#WyattTeeWalker #CivilRightsLeader #Preacher #Musicologist #Pastor #SocialJustice #CanaanBaptistChurch #Harlem #Humbled #WeShallOvercome

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"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."
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The best thing about calling #atlanta home is the fact that it's where #drmartinlutherking called home, as well. Everytime someone comes to visit, this #memorialsite is where I most want to take them.
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#drkingmemorial #weloveatl #igatlanta #igers #intheatl #atlantaga #wheninatlanta #citypride #blackhistorymonth #photooftheday #documentyourdays #spreadthemessage #mlk #mlkjr #aroundatlanta #wheretogo #whattosee #civilrights #civilrightsleader #gravesite #drking #martinlutherking #auburnave #sweetauburn #photography #photo #photojournalism

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Ida Bell Wells-Barnett (July 16, 1862 – March 25, 1931), more commonly known as Ida B. Wells, was an African-American journalist, newspaper editor,  suffragist, sociologist, feminist, Georgist, and an early leader in the Civil Rights Movement. She was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1909.

Wells was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi. She lost her parents and a sibling in the 1878 yellow feverepidemic at a young age. She went to work and kept the rest of the family intact with the help of her grandmother. She moved with some of her siblings to Memphis, Tennessee where she found better pay for teachers.

In the 1890s, Wells documented lynching in the United States. She showed that lynching was often used in the South as a way to control or punish black people who competed with whites, rather than being based on criminal acts by black people, as was usually claimed by whites. She was active in women's rights and the women's suffrage movement, establishing several notable women's organizations. Wells was a skilled and persuasive rhetorician and traveled internationally on lecture tours.

#blackhistory #blackhistorymonth #bhm #journalist #newspapereditor #sociologist #feminist #suffragist #georgist #leader #civilrightsleader

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If you see something happening that you know is wrong, would you try to change it? What if speaking up was dangerous?
#blackhistorymonth#project#medgarevers#civilrightsleader#equalrights#discrimination#segregation#mississippi#south#

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Do you know your #roots ?

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Ida B. Wells was a #journalist who made it a point to report on #lynchings and how the practice was used to “control or punish #blackpeople who competed with whites, rather than being based on criminal acts by blacks people, as was usually claimed by whites (Susan Ware - Wikipedia). She was one of the founders of the #NAACP She fought for our equality and to change the narrative perpetuated by whites who controlled the #media. #idabwells #blackwriter #newspapereditor #feminist #civilrightsleader #blackhistorymonth

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I want to celebrate Coretta Scott King this week for black history month. She is a fine woman that stood by a man that was strong with the last name King and truly lived his life like a king. She supported her husband Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr with his Civil Rights Leadership like a queen. She is a very beautiful and intelligent woman. My mother had me read a lot of her books that she written coming up about African Americans that are honored by the lives they lived.

1926- 2006 Continue to rest peacefully beside your King.

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"I prayed to God for freedom for twenty years, but received no answer until I prayed with my legs." - Frederick Douglass
#frederickdouglass #art #abolitionist #civilrightsactivist #civilrightsleader #civilrights #faithwithoutworksisdead #spirituality

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This man, my absolute favorite black revolutionary figure. Kwame Ture formally known as Stokely Carmichael was an absolute godsend to the civil rights movement. He had a charismatic attitude with radical theories on civil rights, government policies and administrative infrastructure for Black organizations. He was very interested in the administration and organizational duties of the movement. Born in Trinidad and raised in NYC since the age of 11, Ture attended the Bronx high school of science, graduated and attended Howard University. At Howard Stokely organized the SNCC ( student non-violent coordination committee later to be known the student national coordination committee) the SNCC aided the civil rights movement through their grassroots efforts to organize everyday people for sit-ins, marches and most noted, organizing the Mississippi freedom summer where there was a mass effort to educate and prepare blacks for the voters registration test in Mississippi. At that time voting test were deliberately created to prevent certain people from passing and being able to vote. Later Ture became the honorary prime minister of the Black Panther party movement, aiding in administration. Later Kwame founded the A-APRP (all-African people’s revolutionary party) strongly rooted in the ideals of pan-Africanism, African socialism, black nationalism and Marxism... if it wasn’t for this man and his administrative skills the civil rights movement could have been lacking volunteers and organization. One of his later speeches on “ revolt vs. revolution” is my favorite🖤🖤🖤 Kwame Ture June 29th 1941-November 15th 1998❤️💚🖤
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#BHM #blackhistorymonth #organizing #grassroots #blackpanther #revolutionary #civilrightsmovement #civilrightsleader #civilrightsactivist #history #americanhistory #knowyourhistory

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