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Mary McLeod Bethune

For I am my mother's daughter, and the drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest while there is a single Negro boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth." - Mary McLeod Bethune 

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Martin Delany: Father of Black Nationalism

Martin Delany's life as an abolitionist, Civil War hero and believer in emigration makes him the "Father of Black Nationalism."

White Abolitionists

Writer Lydia Maria Child's work as an abolitionist included campaigning for women to have membership in non gender specific antislavery societies.

African-American Women and the Abolition Movement

Seven African-American women and their contributions to the anti-slavery movement.

African-American History Timeline: 1860 to 1864

This timeline features events related to African-American history that occurred between 1860 and 1864.

Mary Ann Shadd Cary

Abolitionist and suffragette Mary Ann Shadd Cary advocated for self-reliance and education for African-Americans.

The National Association of Colored Women

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

Arturo Alfonso Schomburg's collected artifacts of the African Diaspora. Today, the Schomburg Center for Research and Black Study is world renowned.

Edmonia Lewis

Edmonia Lewis was the first African-American woman to be recognized as a sculptor.

Nineteenth Century African-American Artists

Joshua Johnson was the first professional African-American portrait artist in the United States.

Medgar Evers

Medgar Evers work as a civil rights activist in Mississippi helped end segregation at the University of Mississippi.

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