civil rights leader
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civil rights leader
a leader of the political movement dedicated to securing equal opportunity for members of minority groups
civil rights activist, civil rights worker
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United States civil rights leader who was elected to the legislature in Georgia but was barred from taking his seat because he opposed the Vietnam War (born 1940)
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois
United States civil rights leader and political activist who campaigned for equality for Black Americans (1868-1963)
Medgar Wiley Evers
United States civil rights worker in Mississippi; was killed by a sniper (1925-1963)
James Leonard Farmer
United States civil rights leader who in 1942 founded the Congress of Racial Equality (born in 1920)
Jesse Louis Jackson
United States civil rights leader who led a national campaign against racial discrimination and ran for presidential nomination (born in 1941)
Martin Luther King Jr.
United States charismatic civil rights leader and Baptist minister who campaigned against the segregation of Blacks (1929-1968)
militant civil rights leader (1925-1965)
James Howard Meredith
United States civil rights leader whose college registration caused riots in traditionally segregated Mississippi (born in 1933)
United States civil rights leader who refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man in Montgomery (Alabama) and so triggered the national Civil Rights movement (born in 1913)
Paul Bustill Robeson
United States bass singer and an outspoken critic of racism and proponent of socialism (1898-1976)
United States civil rights leader (1901-1981)
Whitney Moore Young Jr.
United States civil rights leader (1921-1971)
one of an interracial group of civil rights activists who rode buses through parts of the South in order to protest racial segregation
crusader, meliorist, reformer, reformist, social reformer
a disputant who advocates reform
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