Black Voices for Today

Today, there's a lot of inequality, violence, and racial disparity. These are some of the voices that are advocating change.   Eric Michael Dyson Sean King Ta-Nehisi Paul Coates Angela Davis Michelle Alexander Cornell West Al Sharpton

Thurgood Marshall

"Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving from October 1967 until October 1991. Marshall was the Court's 96th justice and its first African-American justice. Before becoming a judge, Marshall was a lawyer who was best known for his high success rate … Continue reading Thurgood Marshall

Rosa Parks

'Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an activist in the Civil Rights Movement , whom the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement". Her birthday, February 4, and the day she was arrested, December 1, have both become Rosa Parks Day, … Continue reading Rosa Parks

W. E. B. Du Bois

"William Edward Burghardt "W. E. B." Du Bois; February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963) was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, and editor. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Du Bois grew up in a relatively tolerant and integrated community. After completing graduate work at the University of Berlin and Harvard, where he was the … Continue reading W. E. B. Du Bois

Malcolm X

"Malcolm X  May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965), born Malcolm Little and later also known as el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, was an African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist. To his admirers he was a courageous advocate for the rights of blacks, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black Americans; detractors … Continue reading Malcolm X

Martin Luther King Jr.

"Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr., January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs. King became a … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr.