Martin Delany's life as an abolitionist, Civil War hero and believer in emigration makes him the "Father of Black Nationalism."
Writer Lydia Maria Child's work as an abolitionist included campaigning for women to have membership in non gender specific antislavery societies.
Seven African-American women and their contributions to the anti-slavery movement.
This timeline features events related to African-American history that occurred between 1860 and 1864.
Abolitionist and suffragette Mary Ann Shadd Cary advocated for self-reliance and education for African-Americans.
The National Association of Colored Women was established to grant African-American women a voice in society. For the past 110 years, the NACW has worked to provide social services and end racism in the United States.
Arturo Alfonso Schomburg's collected artifacts of the African Diaspora. Today, the Schomburg Center for Research and Black Study is world renowned.
Edmonia Lewis was the first African-American woman to be recognized as a sculptor.
Joshua Johnson was the first professional African-American portrait artist in the United States.
Medgar Evers work as a civil rights activist in Mississippi helped end segregation at the University of Mississippi.