Susan B. Anthony, once caught voting before the 19th amendment passed, and was scolded. She insisted on being arrested, not wanting to be treated differently based on sex

17 Photos of History's Most Rebellious Women

Susan Brownell Anthony - Prominent American civil rights leader played pivotal role in century women's rights movement to introduce women's suffrage in US. Co-founder of Women's Temperance Movement with Elizabeth Cady Stanton as President.

Mr. Banks, a Chippewa, led often-violent insurrections to protest the treatment of Native Americans and to call attention to a history of injustices against them.

Dennis Banks, American Indian Civil Rights Leader, Dies at 80

Mr. Banks, a Chippewa, led often-violent insurrections to protest the treatment of Native Americans and to call attention to a history of injustices against them.

Coretta Scott King..aslo an world-famous author, activist & civil rights leader...and Martin Luther King, JR..better half!

The 30 Most Beautiful Black Women in History

Coretta Scott King (April 1927 - January A world-famous author, activist & civil rights leader.and Martin Luther King, JR.

American religious and Civil Rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. during one of the Selma to M

American religious and Civil Rights leader Rev. during one of the Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights marches, Selma, Alabama, March

Civil Rights leaders at Clark Atlanta in 1960

25 Old-School Photos of HBCU Students

“I guess if I’d had any sense, I’d have been a little scared – but what was the point of being scared? The only thing they could do was kill me, and it kinda seemed like they’d been trying to do that a little bit at a time since I could remember.”  - Fannie Lou Hamer, a civil rights and voting rights leader, on why she put her life in danger when she volunteered to register to vote. She later became a key organizer in the Mississippi Freedom Summer 1964 and the entire Civil Rights Movement.

Fannie Lou Hamer, the Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

Fannie Lou Hamer American civil rights leader, fought in the for blacks to have the right to vote. She went on to help blacks get elected and to fight against poverty.

Medgar  Evers (1925 - 1963) African American civil rights leader and politician. As field secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Mississippi, his assassination galvanized the Civil Rights Movement.

Medgar Evers - African American civil rights leader and politician. As field secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Mississippi, his assassination galvanized the Civil Rights Movement.

Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles-(Sept. 26, 1934-Apr. 26, 2016) a longtime civil rights leader who was present when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on a hotel balcony, has died in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 81. Rev.Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles-(Sept. 26, 1934-Apr. 26, 2016) a longtime civil rights leader who was present when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on a hotel balcony, has died in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 81. Rev. Kyles was born in Shelby, Mississippi, on Sept. 26, 1934. He took…

Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles-(Sept. 26, 1934-Apr. 26, 2016) a longtime civil rights leader who was present when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on a hotel balcony, has died in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 81. Rev.Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles-(Sept. 26, 1934-Apr. 26, 2016) a longtime civil rights leader who was present when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on a hotel balcony, has died in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 81. Rev. Kyles was born in Shelby, Mississippi, on Sept. 26, 1934. He took…

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