Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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      Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. January 15th, 1929 Michael King, Jr. was born to parents Michael Sr. and Alberta King in Atlanta, Georgia. Around 1934 Michael King, Sr. changed his name to Martin Luther King, Sr. in honor of the German Martin Luther who championed the Protestant Reformation, soon after young Michael […]

Coretta Scott King

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    Coretta Scott King Coretta Scott was born in 1927 in Marion, Alabama to parents Obadiah and Bernice McMurray Scott. Coretta Scott attended Lincoln High School in Marion, a private school where she first began developing her skills as a musician. She learned to read music, play several instruments, and she also learned to […]

Shirley Graham Dubois

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  Shirley Graham Dubois    In 1896 Lola Shirley Graham Dubois was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to Rev. David A. Graham and Elizabeth Etta Graham. As a young girl Dubois was taught the importance of opposing personal and social injustices within her community. She showed her brilliance as a 13 year old when she wrote […]

Ida B. Wells-Barnett

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Ida B. Wells-Barnett July 16, 1862 six months before the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation Ida B. Wells-Barnett was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi to parents James and Elizabeth Wells. Ida’s father was a master carpenter and was involved with the Freedman’s Aid Society; her father’s education and experience would help shape her future. Wells-Barnett […]

Fred Hampton

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  Fred Hampton Fred Hampton was born on August 30, 1948, in Maywood, the suburb area of Summit, Illinois. Hampton excelled in the classroom and in athletics early in life, and had a dream of becoming the center fielder for the New York Yankees. In 1966 he graduated from high school and went on to attend Triton Junior […]