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Hallie Quinn Brown
There are people who give great speeches, and there are those who perform them. Hallie Quinn Brown was one of the few who performed them.
Dr. Anna Julia Cooper
Born into slavery in 1859, Cooper would become a distinguished author, activist, educator, and scholar.
Shirley Graham Du Bois
Before Shirley Graham married W.E.B. Du Bois in 1951, she had earned a national reputation as a playwright, composer, director, and author.
Anna Arnold Hegeman
Anna Hedgeman participated in and led some of the 20th century’s most important developments, including education, public health, & justice.
Diane Judith Nash
For Nash, nonviolence is not a strategy or tactic, nor it is simply the absence of violence. It is a way of life.
Modjeska Monteith Simkins
Modjeska Simkins was the matriarch of the Civil Rights Movement in South Carolina. She was also a leader in African-American public health.
Mrs. Recy Taylor
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Last updated: January 27, 2021