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Septima Poinsette Clark

Educator and active NAACP member Septima Poinsette Clark fought for equal pay for Black teachers in South Carolina. She later lost her job because teachers in the state were prohibited from being members of the civil rights organization. She later developed citizenship schools for which she trained more than 10,000 teachers and registered hundreds of thousands of Black voters.

(Photo: Courtesy of Highlander Research and Education Center)

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