Born on May 21, 1959, in Greensboro, North Carolina, Loretta Lynch went on to earn her degree from Harvard Law School and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. In 2014 was nominated by President Obama to be U.S. attorney general, succeeding Eric Holder. After a long delay, on April 23, 2015 she was confirmed and sworn in, thus becoming the first African-American woman to hold the position.
Condoleezza Rice is an American political scientist and diplomat. She served as the 66th United States Secretary of State in the administration of President George W. Bush. She wrote her memoir book 'No Higher Honor' of her years in Washington DC.
Daisy Bates nasceu em 11 de novembro de 1914, em Huttig, Arkansas. Ela se casou com o jornalista Christopher Bates, que escrevia para um jornal Africano-Americano semanal, o Arkansas State Press. Bates tornou-se presidente do capítulo de Arkansas da NAACP e desempenhou um papel crucial na luta contra a segregação. Em 1952, ajudou na desagregação das escolas em Little Rock. Ela documentou em seu livro ”The Shadow longo de Little Rock: A Memoir”. Faleceu em 1999. Leia a matéria completa em…
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.
Horace Julian Bond (January 14, 1940 – August 15, 2015) was an American social activist and leader in the Civil Rights Movement, politician, professor, and writer. During the early 1960s, he helped to establish the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Bond was elected to 4 terms in the Georgia House of Representatives and 6 terms in the Georgia Senate. From 1998 to 2010, he was chairman of the NAACP and the first president of the Southern Poverty Law Center.