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Afrikan Men

Marcus Garvey

Proponent of Black Nationalism and Pan- African movements. Also founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League

Toussaint Louverture

A former Haitian slave who led the only successful slave revolt in modern history. 

Malcolm X

African-American leader and prominent figure in the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X articulated concepts of race pride and black

Nat Turner

Nat Turner was an American slave who led a rebellion of slaves and free blacks in Southampton County, Virginia on August 21, 1831.

Fred Hampton

African-American activist and revolutionary, chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party, and deputy chairman of the national BPP

Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993) was a U.S. Supreme Court justice and civil rights advocate. Thurgood Marshall was the Supreme court’s 96th justice and its first African-American justice.

Carter G. Woodson

Historian, author, journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. He was one of the first scholars to study African-American history.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Activist who became one of the most visible spokespersons and leader in the civil rights movement.

Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad

Black nationalist & activist who came to prominence as a leader in the Nation of Islam and then the New Black Panther Party.

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois

W.E.B. Du Bois was a noted scholar, editor, and African American activist. Du Bois was a founding member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP — the largest and oldest civil rights organization in America).

Jean-Jacques Dessalines

Leader of the Haitian Revolution and the first ruler of an independent Haiti under the 1805 constitution. Under Dessalines, Haiti became the first country in the Americas to permanently abolish slavery.

Afrikan woMen

Queen Nzinga

African Queen of Angola who defended her kingdom against the Portuguese for 40 years & defeated them.

Shirley Chisolm

At 15 years old was a pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement. On March 2, 1955, she was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus in segregated Montgomery, Alabama, nine months prior to Rosa Parks.

Claudette Colvin

Proponent of Black Nationalism and Pan- African movements. Also founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League

Mary McLeod Bethune

An American educator, stateswoman, philanthropist, humanitarian and civil rights activist best known for starting a private school for African-American students in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Rebecca Lee Crumpler

The first African American woman to become a physician in the United States.

Madam CJ Walker

The first African-American millionaire

Mary Eliza Mahoney

Became the first African American professional trained nurse in 1879.

Ruby Bridges

At the tender age of six, Ruby Bridges advanced the cause of civil rights in November 1960 when she became the first African American student to integrate an elementary school in the South.

Rosa Parks

“The first lady of civil right”. Became an international icon of resistance to racial segregation.

Harriet Tubman

Born a slave, Harriett Tubman became a famous “conductor” on the Underground Railroad, leading hundreds of slaves to freedom.

Elizabeth Bessie Coleman

She was the first woman African-American to hold a pilot license.

Recommended Readings

Searching for Sarah Rector

The Richest Black Girl in America

by Tonya Bolden

Christopher Columbus and the Afrikan Holocaust

Slavery and the Rise of European Capitalism

by John Henrik Clarke

The Mis-education of the negro

by Carter G. Woodson

The Black Jabobins

Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution

by C.L.R. James

The New Jim Crow

Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindedness

by Michelle Alexander

Boukman And Cecile Fatiman

Black Revolution

by Frantz Derenoncourt Jr.

The Destruction of Black Civilization

Great Issues of a Race from 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D.

by Chancellor Williams

Jim Crow's Children

The Broken Promise of the Brown Decision

by Peter Irons

The Isis Papers

The Keys to the Colors

by Dr. Frances Cress Welsing

The Judas Factor

The Plot to Kill Malcolm X

by Karl Evanzz

They Came Before Columbus

The African Presence in Ancient America

by Ivan Van Sertima


The First Black Republic

by Frantz Derenoncourt Jr.


The Black Messiah

by Frantz Derenoncourt Jr.

Recommended Documentaries

Slavery by another name

hidden colors 2

a great and mighty walk

Out of the darkness

hidden colors 3

500 years later

Hidden colors

hidden colors 4

1804 the hidden history of haiti