Category: Historical Profile

A profile of Bayard Rustin, a political organizer who a protege of A. Philip Randolph and an assistant and advisor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Rustin worked behind the scenes as a key orchestrator of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the March on Washington, and several other initiatives of the Civil Rights Movement.

Historical Profile

A profile of Daisy Bates, a journalist, civil rights activist, and co-owner of the Arkansas State Press. Bates was a member of the Arkansas branch of the NAACP and collaborated on the push to integrate Little Rock schools. She personally escorted Black children to newly integrated schools, among which was the group that would come to be known as the “Little Rock Nine.”

Historical Profile

Historical Profile

A profile of Barbara Jordan, a gifted orator, politician, and political organizer from Houston, Texas who made great contributions while in Congress.

Historical Profile

A profile of Lewis Howard Latimer, a self-taught draftsman and inventor who made contributions to seven patents and improved the Edison light bulb.

Historical Profile