Past

Black History - The Past

Celebrating Black History

Wall of Bame

Martin Luther King

Who: Martin Luther King Jr.

About: An American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using non-violent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs.

Malcolm X

Who: Malcolm X

About: 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 accused him of preaching racism and violence. He has been called one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history.

Rosa Parks

Who: Rosa Parks

About: An African American civil rights activist, whom the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement". On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake's order to give up her seat in the coloured section to a white passenger, after the white section was filled.

Angela Davies

Who: Angela Davis

About: An American political activist, academic scholar, and author. She emerged as a prominent counterculture activist and radical in the 1960s as a leader of the Communist Party USA, and had close relations with the Black Panther Party through her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. Her interests include prisoner rights; she co-founded Critical Resistance, an organization working to abolish the prison-industrial complex. She was a professor (now retired) at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in its History of Consciousness Department and a former director of the university's Feminist Studies department.

Olive Morris

Who: Olive Morris

About: A community leader and activist in the feminist, black nationalist, and squatters' rights campaigns of the 1970s in the United Kingdom. She was a founding member of the Organisation of Women of African and Asian Descent (OWAAD) in London, established the Brixton Black Women's Group, was a member of the British Black Panthers movement, and helped found the Manchester Black Women's Cooperative and Manchester Black Women's Mutual Aid Group.