How HBCU Students Impacted the Civil Rights Movement

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  • Norman Francis
  • Stokely Carmichael
  • Bernice Johnson Reagon
  • John Lewis
  • Julian Bond
  • A Fight for Equal Rights
  • Thurgood Marshall
  • Ella Baker
  • Ruby Doris Smith Robinson
  • Patricia and Priscilla Stephens
  • The Greensboro Four

John Lewis

John Lewis was an organizer of sit-in protests at Nashville lunch counters and also joined the Freedom Riders in 1961 as a student at Fisk University. When he was only 23, Lewis was a keynote speaker at the March on Washington(Photo: Chris McKay/WireImage)

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