Frank M. Johnson Biography

Produced on October 30, 1918, in Haleyville, Alabama, Frank M. Johnson was an attorney before becoming a state national judge. He made important opinions during his tenure holding racial segregation unconstitutional and which favored African American voting equity, after becoming known for his prison and hospital reforms. A receiver of ...

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Sam Boynton Biography

In the 1930s, Sam Boynton and his wife, Amelia, resurrected the Dallas County’s Voter League. After he died in 1963, Amelia Boynton was at the vanguard of the “Bloody Sunday” March that resulted in the indication of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. The two immediately found their shared passion for ...

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Georgia Gilmore Biography

Produced on February 5, 1920, Georgia Gilmore was employed as a midwife and cook in Montgomery, Alabama and was conspicuously associated with the citywide bus boycotts inspired by Rosa Parks. Known for her meals, Gilmore began her very own home based eatery and created the Club From Nowhere, which raised ...

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Denise McNair Biography

Denise McNair was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on November 17, 1951. On September 15, 1963, McNair and three other African American girls were killed in a terrorist attack on the 16th Street Church. Three guys responsible for McNair’s homicide were brought to justice between 1977 and 2002. She attended the ...

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Philip II of Macedon Biography

Produced in either 383 or 382 B.C., Philip II became Macedonia’s leader in 359, and was formally its king by 357. He used proficient military and diplomatic strategies to enlarge his nation’s land and influence, and ended up controlling virtually of all his nearby Greek city states. This time was well-spent, ...

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James Bevel Biography

James Bevel was created in Itta Bena, Mississippi, in 1936. He left the Southern Christian Leadership Conference following the departure of Martin Luther King Jr. Bevel was convicted of incest in 2008. He died in Springfield, Virginia, after that same year. He shared his parents’ house with 16 sibs. He also ...

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Cynthia Wesley Biography

This offense indicated a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement. Three guys in charge of the terrorist act were brought to justice between 1977 and 2002. She attended the 16th Street Baptist Church along with her adoptive parents, Claude and Gertrude Wesley. On the morning of Sunday, September 15, 1963, ...

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Carole Robertson Biography

Produced on April 24, 1949, Carole Robertson grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. On September 15, 1963, a 14-year old Robertson was killed, as well as three other young sufferers, when her church was blasted by members of the Ku Klux Klan. Their awful deaths led to more support for the ...

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Martha Hawkins Biography

Produced on June 30, 1947, in Montgomery, Alabama, Martha Hawkins dropped out of school at 16 and suffered serious financial and emotional drawbacks as one mother. After being released from psychiatric care, she pulled her life together and started the popular Martha’s Place restaurant in 1988. Although her twin sister failed ...

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Hosea Williams Biography

Hosea Williams was born January 5, 1926, in Attapulgus, Georgia. He joined the NAACP in 1952 as well as the SCLC in 1964. In 1974, he was elected to the Georgia State Assembly. In 1987, he headed Georgia’s largest march, to Forsyth County. In 1996 he led a march to ...

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