Septima Clark sitting at desk.

Septima Poinsette Clark

Septima Clark was a civil rights activist and the founder of Citizenship Schools.

Black and white portrait of Francis Cardozo

Francis Lewis Cardozo

Francis Lewis Cardozo was an African American educator and politician.

Black and white picture of a gate in front of a house

Dawn Langley Simmons

Dawn Langley Simmons was a gender non-conforming author who received one of the first sex-reassignment surgeries in the United States.

photo of small white house

Denmark Vesey

Denmark Vesey was a former African American slave who planned a large rebellion of former slaves and free blacks.

Last updated: May 16, 2018


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