Civil Rights Leaders

Civil rights leaders are those groups or individuals that work towards bringing human and civilian rights and freedoms to those that are oppressed, a minority group, or otherwise discriminated against.

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Who is the daddy activist?

A Google search of the keywords, "Daddy Activist" results in several stories about Donald Tenn, widely known in media and social circles as the daddy activist. Donald frequently dresses like spiderman in his work as an activist for the organization, fathers4justice. I have personally met Donald several times, he is an activist for children's rights.

Is Fredrick Douglass in the civil war?

After his escape into the world of freedom, Fredick Douglass met with President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 and discussed the treatment of black soldiers fighting in the Civil War. Douglass was instrumental in convincing President Lincoln and the U.S. Army to raise regiments of former slaves and free northern blacks to help fight the war and liberate their enslaved brethren in the South. He later met with President Andrew Johnson on the subject of black suffrage. Though the slaves were free after the war, they did not get the right to vote until the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in July of 1868, over three years after the war's end. In 1868, Douglass actively supported the presidential campaign of former Army General Ulysses S. Grant, a Republican. After winning the election, President Grant enforeced the Klan Act and the Enforcement Act, two laws that aided the newly freed blacks in the South against white Southern attempts to dominate and intimidate them. Among other things, suspended the right of Habeas Corpus in South Carolina, and allowed the President to send troops into the southern states in order to supress the Klu Klux Klan, which at the time was using terrorism to undermine the authority of the United States government and to prevent free blacks from voting and using their other newly won rights.

Douglass did have an important role in the influence of blacks joining the U.S. Army so they could help fight the Civil War, which he won, so blacks were able to fight thanks to his hard work and tireless dedication to freedom for severely supressed slaves who wanted a new start. Douglass gave slaves freedom and many rights that freed them from bondage (Douglass was a former slave himself, but successfully escaped to New York as a free black sailor under the identification of another black male from the same location), and in return he was appointed as U.S. Marshall in 1877. He helped to convince the North to recruit African-Americans into the U.S. Army. He also spoke and wrote in support of the war effort.

Historical information obtained from: the link provided below

About Rosa park?

Rosa Parks stood up for something she believed in, and I'm extremely proud of her

What famous speech did Rosa Parks give?

She didn't give a speech however later in life she did give some interviews.

Rosa Parks most famous speech, which she delivered on December 1, 1955 on a bus in Montgomery Alabama, went exactly like this, "I don't think I should have to stand up."

What is the New York office address of Reverend Al Sharpton NY?

Al Sharpton can be contacted in Brooklyn, NY at his National Action Network.

National Action Network

House of Justice

National Headquarters

106 W. 145th Street

New York, NY 10039

(212) 690-3070

(877) NAN-HOJ1

Did SA Marshall ever label their guns Marshall Arms Co?

it is July 29 2006 and my wife just bought a 12 gauge single barrel shotgun it is stamped Marshall Arms Co.

Hardware/Catalog Store GunUndoubtedly a trade-name used by one of the many hardware/catalog stores from 1880-1940. Actual manufacturer might by Crescent, H&A, Stevens, Iver Johnson, etc.

Who was Rosa Parks?

Rosa Parks (1913 - 2005) was a civil rights activist. She is well-known for her refusal to surrender her seat on the bus for the benefit of a white citizen. Her actions ultimately resulted in her arrest and the beginning of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. This led to segregation laws being declared unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court. Rosa was very brave to say no, and deserves to be respected for her courage and determination. Many people looked up to her, especially as a symbol of the Civil Rights movement.

Work for Civil Rights

In 1955, Rosa Parks was an African-American living in Montgomery, Alabama, a city with laws that strictly segregated blacks and whites. On 1 December 1955, after her day of work as a seamstress at a local department store, Parks boarded a city bus. When she refused to give up her seat to a white man, the bus driver called police, and Parks was arrested and fined. The resulting bus boycott by African-Americans (led by Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.) caused a national sensation. The boycott was a success and led to desegregation in Montgomery and elsewhere in the United States. Over time, Parks became a national icon of civil rights and African-American pride. Parks worked as an aide to Michigan Congressman John Conyers, Jr. from 1966 until her retirement in 1988. She founded the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development in 1987. In 1996, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bill Clinton.

How do you sue a state agency?

i believe (and i could be wrong) that you would have to file in a federal court. you might be able to do it in a state superior court or supreme court if its an agency within the state and not the state itself. if its the state itself ten i think it has to be a federal court. and i think all claims against a state would be considered civil cases.

Where are J F Rutherford's remains?

He died in San Diego, CA on January 8, 1942 at the age of 72.

Rutherford's dying request to be buried in California was officially denied by San Diego authorities* and According to Wikipedia "the May 4, 1942 issue of Time magazine noted Rutherford's burial at Rossville, New York, on Staten Island a private burial plot for Watch Tower branch volunteers is on Woodrow Road."

To date no bones have been located in the Jehovah's Witnesses former properties at Beth Sarim, San Diago, California.

Sources: Case 106941; "Vault Permit Delays Burial of Rutherford," San Diego Union, 13 January 1942, B-10; ipid 25 January 1942

Why did Martin Luther King Jr skip grades?

Martin Luther King Jr was able to skip two grades in highschool (9th and 12th grades) because of his intelligence and excellent school work. He began college at age 15.

Why is Howard Cosell considered a hero?

Because Cosell was the first to ask the tough questions. He knew the sport and he knew the people involved. And instead of sugarcoating everything like had been the norm, he went out of his way to get answers to the questions that maybe were a little embarassing for the athlete to answer. For the owner to answer. Certainly he realized his stature and played upon it constantly. But he was a journalist first and foremost. And a journalist's job is to gather information and present it to the public. And he did just that in a way, for the times, that was unique and refreshing.

How old is Ruby Bridges?

Ruby Bridges is 62 years old (born September 8, 1954) and is still living in New Orleans. She is married to Fred L. Barnette, and has two sons, Sean and Craig.

When she was 6 years old, Ruby was one of the first two black girls to attend previously all-white schools in New Orleans, under one of the first racial integration rulings in the South.

What did Rosa Parks do that makes her a historical figure?

She was one of the main protagonists in the "Montgomery Bus Boycott":

The "Montgomery Bus Boycott" was a political and social protest campaign started in 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, USA, intended to oppose the city's policy of racial segregation on its public transit system. Many historically significant figures of the civil rights movement were involved in the boycott, including Martin Luther King, Jr., Ralph Abernathy, Rosa Parks, and others, as listed below. The boycott resulted in a crippling financial deficit for the Montgomery public transit system, because the city's black population who were the drivers of the boycott were also the bulk of the system's ridership. The ensuing struggle lasted from December 1, 1955, when Rosa Parks, an African American woman, was arrested for refusing to surrender her seat to a white person, to December 20, 1956 when a federal ruling took effect, and led to a United States Supreme Court decision that declared the Alabama and Montgomery laws requiring segregated buses to beunconstitutional.

What are some important contributions of Martin Luther King Jr.?

Martin Luther King, Jr. led the Montgomery Bus Boycott after a woman named Rosa Parks was denied a seat because of the color of her skin. For his troubles, his home was bombed and his family's life was put we are in great danger. However, this led to the end of racial segregation being allowed on all public transport. Black Americans and their White American supporters kept the boycott alive for more than a year, and bankrupted a company. Hooray! He fought against southern racism with all his might and effort, and finally it culminated in the march on Washington to demand civil rights for Americans of African Slave Ancestry, who had been called Negroes, and later became known as black Americans and finally African Americans.

Reverend King believed in nonviolence and used Gandhi as an example to lead his campaign for the rights of people who were being oppressed because of their skin color. Before he was murdered for his attempts to bring about fairness, unity and the creation of a nation undivided, he was granted the Nobel Peace Prize.

His "I Have A Dream" speech is the finest speech in the entire history of this nation in its unabashed desire for a nation of ideals. He did not live to see his dream, and it still hasn't come close to being true. His most important contribution was being humble enough to offer up his life for people without a voice or a country.

How did Fredrick Douglass learn how to read?

Fredrick learned to read from a women named Sophia.

Additional Info: Fredrick was living at a plantation in Maryland with the owner named Hugh Auld. Sophia Auld treated Fredrick as one of her own children so she began teaching him the alphabet and three to four letter words. Sophia was so proud of Fredrick that she went to her husband, Hugh, and expressed her excitement Hugh immediately scolded Sophia say that once a black man learned to read the bible, "It would forever make him unfit for the duties of a slave". Sophia stopped teaching Fredrick and became mean and short tempered with him, snatching books when Fredrick was caught reading. Fredrick didn't give up so he befriended Sophia's sons, bargaining that if he gave them food they would teach him to read. This plan was successful so later Fredrick worked on the streets for money and when he had enough he would buy books to learn from.

Who was Orpheus Fisher?

Orpheus Hodge "King" Fisher was born July 11, 1899 in Chester Pa. His parents were George Albert Fisher and Pauline Conklin, both originally from Baltimore, Maryland.

On July 17, 1943, Orpheus (an architect) married Marian Anderson (American contralto and first African-American to sing at the Met) in Bethel, Conn. The couple lived at their home "Marianna Farm" in Connecticut. Marian Anderson and Orpheus Fisher were married for 43 years when he died March 26, 1986 in Danbury, Conn.

Conflict and compromise on Rosa Parks?

The conflict was Rosa Parks, a black woman,an African American, not giving up her seat to a white man on a public bus. Racism was still a big factor in the South (especially Montgomery, Ala.).

The compromise came later after Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King and members of the NAACP fought to change laws, for the rights of all blacks to have the same rights as the white people.