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Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and social activist, who led the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968.
  • Civil Rights Activist,
  • Minister
  • (1929–1968)

Ruby Dee

Ruby Dee was an American actress, playwright, screenwriter, activist, poet and journalist, perhaps best known for starring in the 1961 film A Raisin in the Sun. She's also known for her civic work with husband Ossie Davis.
  • Actress,
  • Screenwriter,
  • Civil Rights Activist,
  • Poet,
  • Playwright
  • (1922–2014)

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan is a folk rock singer-songwriter whose career began in the early 1960s with songs that chronicled social issues like war and civil rights.
  • Songwriter,
  • Singer
  • (1941–)

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson became the first black player in the major leagues in 1947, signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was named Rookie of the Year in 1947, National League MVP in 1949 and a World Series champ in 1955.
  • Baseball Player
  • (1919–1972)

Joan Baez

Joan Baez is an American folk singer, songwriter and activist who is best known for her distinctive voice and for her role in popularizing the music of Bob Dylan.
  • Environmental Activist,
  • Children's Activist,
  • Civil Rights Activist,
  • Women's Rights Activist,
  • Guitarist,
  • Anti-War Activist,
  • Singer
  • (1941–)

Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker was a dancer and singer who became wildly popular in France during the 1920s. She also devoted much of her life to fighting racism.
  • Civil Rights Activist,
  • Dancer,
  • Singer
  • (1906–1975)

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