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Huey Newton MP (1942 - 1989)

Dr. Huey Percy Newton (February 17, 1942 – August 22, 1989) was an African-American political activist and revolutionary who, along with Bobby Seale, co-founded the Black Panther Party in 1966. ...

7/27/2008 1/29/2016

Paul Leroy Robeson MP (1898 - 1976)

Paul Leroy Robeson (April 9, 1898 – January 23, 1976) was an African-American concert singer (bass-baritone), recording artist, athlete and actor who became noted for his political radicalism ...

4/14/2011 12/2/2015

Lena Horne MP (1917 - 2010)

Lena Mary Calhoun Horne was a singer, dancer, actress, and activist who had a wildly successful career as a nightclub performer and recording artist. She was one of the first African-Americans to sign ...

3/16/2009 12/2/2015

Malcolm X MP (1925 - 1965)

Malcolm X , born Malcolm Little and also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Arabic: الحاجّ مالك الشب&#x...

3/18/2008 12/2/2015

Rosa Louise Parks MP (1913 - 2005)

She was an African American civil rights activist, whom the U.S. Congress later called "the first lady of civil rights", and "the mother of the freedom movement". On December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, A...

5/18/2010 12/2/2015

In World War I, Thomas E. Knight, Jr.served in the 1st Alabama Cavalry and later the 117th Field Artillery (Overseas service 1917-1919). After the war, Thomas studied Law at the University of Alabama, ...

9/8/2015 9/8/2015

Hiram Rhodes Revels (September 27, 1827[note 1] – January 16, 1901) was a minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME), and a politician. He was the first person of color to serve ...

12/24/2013 4/22/2015

From Texas State University (PDF file) : Curtis Graves (1938 -), Houston businessman and politician, was the first African American to serve in the State House since Texas Reconstruction. Graves serv...

12/16/2008 7/3/2014

Chaz Hammelsmith Ebert MP

"Charlie Hammel-Smith", "Charlie Hammelsmith", "Chaz Smith", "Charlie Smith"

From her official press biography: Chaz Hammel-Smith Ebert is the vice president of The Ebert Company. Previously, as a civil rights attorney, she was named Lawyer of the Year by the Constitutional...

4/4/2013 4/4/2013

Lumumba Abdul Shakur (1943 - 1985)

5/12/2011 9/30/2011

Elmer "Geronimo" Pratt MP (1947 - 2011)

Elmer "Geronimo" Pratt (September 13, 1947 – June 2, 2011), also known as Geronimo ji-Jaga, was a former high ranking member of the Black Panther Party. He was targeted by the FBI program COINTE...

6/2/2011 9/30/2011