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African American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. Wikipedia

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    American Baptist minister and American rights leader who is credited with laying the intellectual foundations of the American civil rights movement. Mays taught and mentored many influential activists, including Martin Luther King Jr, Julian Bond, Maynard Jackson, and Donn Clendenon, among others. Wikipedia

  • Ralph Abernathy

    American civil rights activist and Baptist minister. Ordained in the Baptist tradition in 1948. Wikipedia

  • John Lewis

    American politician, statesman, and civil rights activist and leader who served in the United States House of Representatives for from 1987 until his death in 2020. The chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee from 1963 to 1966. Wikipedia

  • Walter Reuther

    American leader of organized labor and civil rights activist who built the United Automobile Workers (UAW) into one of the most progressive labor unions in American history. He saw labor movements not as narrow special interest groups but as instruments to advance social justice and human rights in democratic societies. Wikipedia

  • Robert F. Kennedy

    American politician and lawyer who served as the 64th United States Attorney General from January 1961 to September 1964, and as a U.S. Senator from New York from January 1965 until his assassination in June 1968. Icon of modern American liberalism. Wikipedia

  • Jesse Jackson

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