Marva Collins (born August 31, 1936, Monroeville, Alabama) is an American educator who in 1975 started Westside Preparatory School, an impoverished neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. She was most widely publicized in the 1981 biographical TV movie The Marva Collins Story starring Cicely Tyson and Morgan Freeman. She is a graduate of Clark College (now known as Clark-Atlanta University) in Atlanta, Georgia.
Frank Sinatra was a big activist in the civil rights movement, refusing to stay at hotels that didn't allow "blacks". Even using his mafia ties to help get labor unions behind JFK because he knew they shared the same opinions on equal rights.
Leroy "Satchel" Paige 1906-1982 was an American baseball player whose pitching in the Negro leagues and in Major League Baseball (MLB) made him a legend in his own lifetime. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971, the first player to be inducted based upon his play in the Negro leagues.
Absurd Reasons Why Blacks Were Admitted to the “Central State Lunatic Asylum For the Colored Insane” - Professor King Davis of the University of Texas is seeking funding to finish a monumental task of making decades of archival information on Black mental illness available to researchers. 020614