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.
Category: 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.”
A profile of Cuffy, an enslaved man from Africa who led a slave rebellion in the Dutch colony, Berbice, in present-day Guyana.
A profile of Barbara Jordan, a gifted orator, politician, and political organizer from Houston, Texas who made great contributions while in Congress.