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Lessor Known Figures of the Civil Rights Era

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5 He became president of the Nashville NAACP in 1956 and founded the Nashville Christian Leadership Council (NCLC) in 1958.helped to organize and support the local student sit-in movement in Nashville, TN.
6 He is noted for being part of the defense team for 25 black men charged in attempted murder for the Columbia race riot of 1946 and winning acquittals for most. He was a lawyer in Nashville, Tennessee and taught at Fisk.
7 She was an American civil rights activist, publisher, journalist, and lecturer who played a leading role in the Little Rock Integration Crisis of 1957.
8 A political activist who became an early leader of the Black Panther Party.His 1968 book Soul On Ice is a collection of essays, praised by The New York Times Book Review at the time of its publication as 'brilliant and revealing'.
9 An educator and civil rights activist, known for his work as a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee on voter education and registration in Mississippi during the Civil Rights Movement. Developed the nationwide Algebra Project.
11 American leader in social movements for civil rights, socialism, nonviolence, and gay rights. Helped to initiate a 1947 Freedom Ride to challenge, with civil disobedience, the racial segregation issue related to interstate busing
12 A civil rights activist and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 'who pushed for nonviolent protest to dismantle segregation. He was the initiator and organizer of the 1961 Freedom Ride.
13 An American politician and leader of the Civil Rights movement.The first African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction, the first southern black female elected to the United States House of Representatives.
14 Worked to end employment discrimination and turning the National Urban League from a relatively passive civil rights organization into one that aggressively worked for equitable access to socioeconomic opportunity for the historically disenfranchised
16 He served as President of the National Council of Churches USA, was a member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, and was a supporter and friend of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
1 Director of Direct Action and Director of Nonviolent Education of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Later initiated and strategized the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches which led to the Congressional passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act
2 One of the most important African American leaders of the twentieth century, perhaps the most influential woman in the civil rights movement. A critic of professionalized, charismatic leadership and a promoter of grassroots organizing.
3 Her efforts included the first successful civil rights campaign to integrate lunch counters (Nashville); the Freedom Riders, co-founding the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC); and co-initiating the Alabama Voting Rights Project.
4 Members of the first collegiate basketball team to field an all-African-American starting lineup—and, ultimately, the first to win an NCAA Championship. Players opened doors that were shut.
10 Helped found numerous civil rights organizations, including Vision, the National Anti-Klan Network and the Center for Democratic Renewal. In the words of Martin L. King Jr. 'the greatest preacher to ever live.”
15 An activist and university professor. He was a leading theoretician and tactician of nonviolence within the American Civil Rights Movement. Served as a mentor to the Nashville Student Movement and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.
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