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Jim Zwerg.  Freedom Rider

American pacifist James Zwerg after being beaten by a mob in Montgomery, Alabama in 1960 as part of the freedom riders. Zwerg volunteered to leave the bus first upon arriving in Montgomery, knowing he’d bear the brunt of the violent crowd’s aggression.

The Black Power fist is a logo associated with black nationalism and sometimes socialism. Its most known to be used by the Black Panther Party in the 1960s. A black fist logo was also adopted by the northern soul music subculture.

The Black Power fist is a logo associated with black nationalism and sometimes socialism. Its most known to be used by the Black Panther Party in the A black fist logo was also adopted by the northern soul music subculture.

1945- A chronicle of the life of Lena Baker, the first woman to be sent to the electric chair in Georgia for the murder of her employer, who she shot after he locked her in a room & demanded sex. Baker was charged with capital murder for killing her employer, Ernest Knight. In 2005, 60 years after her execution, the Georgia Parole Board issued Baker a full and unconditional pardon.

The Only Woman Electrocuted in Georgia's Electric Chair Such is the story of Lena Baker, an African-American mother of three, who was electrocuted at the Georgia State Prison in Reidsville.

Lynchings of African Americans in America

Lynchings of African Americans in America. Early Life - America - American History - Women's Rights - Child Labor - The Great Depression - Civil Rights - Native Americans - Slavery - American Indians.

Clara Mae Luper was one of the early leaders of the civil rights movement in Oklahoma in the 50s. She was arrested 26 times for her civil rights activities. She led sit-ins to end segregation all over Ok. She was a candidate for the US Senate in 1972, and developed Black Voices Magazine in the the late 70s.

Clara Mae Luper was arrested 26 times for her civil rights activities. She led sit-ins to end segregation Oklahoma during the She was a candidate for the US Senate in and developed Black Voices Magazine in the the late

Before graduate student Mike King began using his given name, Martin Luther, before Detroit Red changed his name to Malcolm X, and before Medgar Evers joined the NAACP, civil rights activist Harry T. Moore and his wife, Harritte, were murdered. He was the first civil rights leader to be assassinated, but few know his name. His murder was the spark that ignited the American civil rights movement, but even fewer know his story.

Civil rights activist Harry T. Moore and his wife, Harritte, were murdered. He was the first civil rights leader to be assassinated, but few know his name. His murder was the spark that ignited the American civil rights movement.

A photograph by Harry Benson of a young girl glancing at the body of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who was assassinated on April 4, 1968. His funeral was held in Atlanta on April 9. The civil rights leader was only 39 years old.

He, MLK Jr., is in Heaven where his spiritual soul is at peace, but MLK Jr words will always rest in peace within our lives. Strive to reflect his words daily, because it is never too early or late.