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Senator Adam Hinds writes: "I had the Privilege of nominating Dennis Powell for the 'Black Excellence on the Hill' event, sponsored by The Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus . Dennis was honored today by the Caucus in front of hundreds of people...
Trayvon Martin is fatally shot in Sanford, Florida. Click on the link to learn more about this event in the Equal Justice Initiative calendar. https://calendar.eji.org/racial-injustice/feb/26
White Idaho residents organize an anti-Chinese convention in Boise. Click on the link to learn more about this topic in the Equal Justice Initiative calendar. https://calendar.eji.org/racial-injustice/feb/25
Rosanell Eaton is a civil rights worker. When she was 21 years old, she became one of the first African Americans to vote in her county after completing a literacy test. She has registered more than 4,000 citizens to vote in North Carolina.
Katherine Dunham led her own dance troupe, the Katherine Dunham Dance Company for more than 30 years. She choreographed nearly 100 works, earning the honorary title “Queen Mother of Black Dance.” She was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1909 to an African American father...
Jessie Fauset was born on April 27, 1882, in Frederickville, New Jersey. Jessie’s mother died when she was young. Her mother and father emphasized education for their children. She attended Philadelphia High school for Girls, and graduated as valedictorian of her...
Founded Feb. 12. 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest, largest and most widely recognized grassroots-based civil rights organization. Its more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, campaigning for equal opportunity and conducting voter mobilization.