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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. Newton ...

7/27/2008 1/29/2016

Paul 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 and act...

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 الشباز‎), was an African-American Muslim minister, public speaker, and human rights activist. To his admi...

3/18/2008 12/2/2015

Rosa Louise Parks MP (1913 - 2005)

Profile of the day in Geni, Rosa Parks . 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 moveme...

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 in the ...

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 MP (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 COINTELPRO, w...

6/2/2011 9/30/2011