Discover and connect with these Black leaders who helped make our country strive to be a fair and equal place.
ELLEN GARRISON CLARK
Born in 1823 in Concord, Mass.
She suffered beatings, harassment, and stoned on the street.
Victim of the violation of civil rights due to her skin color
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SARAH LEE BROWN FLEMING
Born in 1876 in Charleston, South Carolina
Leading civil rights activist who guided African American women across Connecticut.
She and her family became prominent figures in elite Black groups.
A. PHILIP RANDOLPH
Born in 1889 in Florida
Created the first successful Black trade union
Inspired presidents such as Roosevelt and Truman with his foundations and promises