ROSA PARKS - received national recognition, including the NAACP's 1979 Spingarn Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Gold Medal, and a posthumous statue in the United States Capitol's National Statuary Hall. Upon her death in
On this day in civil rights activist James Meredith was shot while leading the March Against Fear from Memphis to Jackson, Mississippi. Meredith later rejoined the march which registered several thousand people to vote.
Patricia Era Bath is an Black American and Native American ophthalmologist, inventor of the Laserphaco Probe. Bath is the first Black American woman doctor to receive a patent for a medical purpose. Her Laserphaco Probe is used to treat cataracts.
Bessie Coleman, the daughter of a poor, southern, African American family, became one of the most famous women and African Americans in aviation history. "An awesome trajectory. What happened to Jessie?
Mary Fields, c. Mary Fields, also known as Stagecoach Mary (c. was the first African-American woman employed as a mail carrier in the United and just the second American woman to work for the United States Postal Service.