Happy Birthday 2 Ya “Frederick Douglass” First African American Nominated for Vice President
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Frederick Douglass, born a slave on February 14, 1818 (celebrated on this day, exact date unknown) was was a social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. He was the first African-American citizen to hold a high U.S. government rank.
 
Douglass published three versions of his autobiography during his lifetime, revising and expanding on his work each time. My […]

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Happy Birthday 2 Ya “Rosa Parks” Civil Rights Activist

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Rosa Louise McCauley Parks, born February 4, 1913, was a civil rights activist, best known for refusing to surrender her bus seat to a white passenger, spurring the Montgomery Bus Boycott and other efforts to end segregation.

 

Shortly after the boycott, she moved to Detroit, where she briefly found similar work. From 1965 to 1988 she served as secretary and receptionist to John Conyers, an African-American US Representative. She was also active in the Black Power movement and the support of political prisoners in the US.

 

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. (via Biography)

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