Presentation on theme: "Tanajah Williams. Sojourner Truth was born in 1797 in Rifton, New York. She died on November 26, 1883. She was an African-American abolitionist and."— Presentation transcript:
Sojourner Truth was born in 1797 in Rifton, New York. She died on November 26, 1883. She was an African-American abolitionist and women’s right activist. Truth was born into slavery in Ulster County, NY. She then escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826.
Fredrick Douglass was born on February in the year of 1818. He died on February 20 th, 1895. Douglass was an African- American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writing.
Harriet Tubman was born in 1820 in Dorchester County, MD. She died on March 10 th, 1913. She was married to Nelson Davis and John Tubman. Tubman was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War.
The Edmonson sisters were Mary Edmonson and Emily Edmonson. Mary was born in 1832 and died in 1853. Emily was born in 135 and died in 1895. They were both African-American slaves who tried to make a daring escape to freedom in Alexandria. Born to a free father and an enslaved mother in Maryland, the Edmonson sisters tried to escape slavery by boarding a ship called The Pearl.
Langston Hughes was born on February 1 st, 1901 and died May 22, 1967. Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry. His awards were the Spingarn medal and the Anisfield-Wolf book awards.
Ella Baker was born on December 13, 1903 and died December 13, 1986. She was an African-American civil rights and human rights activist. She was a largely behind-the- scenes organizer whose career spanned over five decades. In 1930, she joined the Young Negroes Cooperative League, whose purpose was to develop black economic power through collective planning. She also involved herself with several women's organizations.
Rosa Parks was born on February 4 th, 1913 in Tuskegee, AL and died on October 24 th, 2005 in Detroit, MI. She was an African-American civil rights activist. The U.S Congress called her the “first lady of Civil Rights” and the mother of the freedom movement. She won the awards Presidential Movement of Freedom and Spingarn Medal
Malcolm X was born on May 19 th, 1925. He was assassinated on February 21 st, 1965 in New York City, NY. X was an. He was born Malcolm Little and also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, Little was an African- American Muslim minister and a human rights activist. He was also an African American leader and prominent figure in the Nation of Islam, who articulated concepts of black pride in the 1960s.
Martin Luther King Jr. is the son of Martin Luther King Sr. who was a Baptist pastor, missionary, and an early leader in the American Civil Rights Movement. King was born January 15 th 1929 and was assassinated on April 4 th, 1968 in Memphis, TN. He was an American pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
Barack Obama was born on August 4 th, 1961. Obama is the 44th and current President of the United States. He made history by being the first African American to hold the office. He is married to the first lady Michelle Obama.