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Susan B. Anthony Advocated for women’s suffrage
The Black Panthers Radical group in the 1960s who advocated armed self-defense and revolution to end black oppression. More militant than MLK and other civil rights leaders but also established daycare centers, medical clinics, etc.
Cesar Chavez Fought discrimination against migrant workers and Hispanics. Founded the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee union.
Betty Frieden wrote The Feminine Mystic, co–founded NOW (National Organization of Women)
Hector P. Garcia Mexican American physician and civil rights advocate; Dr. Garcia organized the American G.I. Forum (1948) initially to improve veteran benefits and enhance medical attention, but it soon expanded to address educational and vocational training, housing, p
Marcus Garvey publisher, journalist, and Black Nationalist; founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League
Dolores Huerta advocate and lobbyist for farmworkers' rights
Thurgood Marshall distinguished lawyer; appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court (1967) and established a record for supporting the voiceless Americans
Rosa Parks African American civil rights activist; in Montgomery, Alabama (1955), refused to give up her seat on the city bus for a white man; led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott
Sonia Sotomayor first Hispanic to serve on the Supreme Court, nominated by President Obama
Ida B. Wells American reformer and leader in the anti-lynching crusade and women’s suffrage movement
WEB DuBois Early civil rights leader, Published “The Souls of Black Folks” in 1903 and helped found the NAACP in 1909. Advocated for Pan-Africanism (all African descent people should fight oppression together), eventually left NAACP and believed in black separatism.
Phyllis Schlafly- a political conservative known for her anti-feminism and campaign against the Equal Rights Amendment; she believed you could be a mother and have a career too; wrote/co-authored several books
Sandra Day O’Connor first woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court (1981)
Tuskegee Airmen determined young men who enlisted to become America's first black military aviators at a time when the U.S. military still practiced racial segregation. They participated in over 15,000 sorties and earned over 100 Flying Crosses.
Frances Willard suffragette and member of the WCTU (Women’s Christian Temperance Union
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