Resistance to Slavery

  • John Brown

    John Brown
    John Brown was born May 9, 1800 in Torrington, CT. He died December 2, 1859 in Charles Town, WV.
    John Brown was an American abolitionist who used violent actions to fight against slavery.
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln was born February 12, 1809 in Hodgenville, KY. He was assassinated on April 15, 1865 at the Petersen House in Washington D.C.
    He is known for passing the Emancipation Proclamation.
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe

    Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Harriet Beecher was born June 14, 1811 in Litchfield, CT. She died on July 1, 1896 in Johnstown, OH.
    Harriet Beecher is known for her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. It portrayed a graphic description for the African Americans that were slaves. It reached millions of people as the novel and plays.
  • Frederick Douglass

    Frederick Douglass
    Frederick Douglass was born February 17, 1818 in Talbot County, MD. He died on February 20, 1895 in Washington D.C. Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery and became a leader in the abolitionist movement. He was known for his great antislavery writings and speeches
  • Booker T. Washington

    Booker T. Washington
    Booker T Washington was born April 5, 1856 in Hale's Ford, VA. He died November 14, 1915 inTuskegee, AL.
    He was an African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor to Republican presidents. He was the dominant leader in the African-American community in the United States from 1890 to 1915.
  • Carter G. Woodson

    Carter G. Woodson
    Carter G. Woodson was born December 19, 1875 in New Canton, VA. He died April 3, 1950 in Washington D.C.
    He was an African-American historian, author, journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Woodson was one of the first scholars to study African American history.
  • Sojourner Truth

    Sojourner Truth
    Sojourner Truth was born in 1797 in Highland, NY. She died on November 26, 1883 in Battle Creek, Michigan. Sojourner Truth escaped from slavery and became an abolitionist and women's rights activist.
  • Thurgood Marshall

    Thurgood Marshall
    Thurgood Marshall was born July 2, 1908 in Baltimore, MD. Hedied January 24, 1993 in Bethesda, MD.
    Marshall was the United States Supreme Court's 96th justice and its first African-American justice.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    Rosa Parks was born February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, AL. She died October 24, 2005 in Detroit, MI.
    Rosa Parks is known for the act of not giving up her seat to a white person on the bus to help end racial segregation.
  • Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman
    Harriet Tubman was born in 1820, in Dorchester County, SC. She died March 10, 1913 in Auburn, AL.
    She was well known for risking her life as a conductor of the Underground Railroad
  • Jackie Robinson

    Jackie Robinson
    Jackie Robinson was born January 31, 1919 in Cairo, GA. He died October 24, 1972 in Stamford, CT.
    He played second baseman. In 1974 he broke the baseball color line when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was the first black Major League Baseball player of the modern era.
  • Malcom X

    Malcom X
    Malcom X was born May 19, 1925 in North Omaha, NE. He was assassinated February 21, 1965 in New York City, NY.
    He was a prominent figure in the nation of Islam and he was an African American leader. As well as an African-American Muslim minister.
  • Coretta Scott King

    Coretta Scott King
    Coretta Scott King was born April 27, 1927 in Heiberger, AL. She died January 30, 2006 at Playas de Rosarito in Mexico.
    She was an author, activist, and civil rights leader. She was the widow of Martin Luther King Jr. She helped lead African-American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960's.
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King Jr.
    Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, GA. He died on April 4, 1968 at St. Joseph's Hospital Phoenix, AZ.
    He was best known for his many speeches on African-American Civil Rights Movements. He also is known for his nonviolent civil disobedience to adnvance civil rights.
  • Claudette Colvin

    Claudette Colvin
    Claudette Colvin was born September 5, 1939 in AL. She is still alive and is 73 years old. She was the first person to resist bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, preceding the better known Rosa Parks incident by nine months.
  • Emmett Till

    Emmett Till
    Emmett Till was born on July 25, 194 in Chicago, IL. He was brutally murdered on August 28, 1955 in Mississippi in the Tallahatchie River for flirting with a white woman.