Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement

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  • At the Frontlines
  • Jo Ann Gibson Robinson
  • Fannie Lou Hamer
  • Ella Baker
  • Septima Poinsette Clark
  • Vivian Malone Jones
  • Mary Fair Burks
  • Diane Nash
  • Clara Luper
  • Daisy Bates

At the Frontlines

Their names don't resonate like Rosa Parks, who will forever be remembered for courageously refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger, but these and countless other African-American women made extraordinary sacrifices for and contributions to the civil rights movement. These are their stories.

(Photos from left: Courtesy of Library of Congress, Courtesy of the University of Alabama, Courtesy of Montgomery County Alabama Archives)

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