tokens of freedom
HISTORICAL CIVIL RIGHTS FIGHTERS: Karl Heinrich Ulrichs (1825 - 1895)
Rosa Parks (1913 - 2005)
Is thought to be the first gay person to publicly speak out for homosexual rights. He published 12 volumes of work about sexuality. Those are believed to be the first theory of homosexuality.
Fought against segregation in the U.S. by silently protesting and refusing to give up her seat on the Montgomery bus. She also fought against the unjust persecution of nine African American boys.
Susan B. Anthony (1820 - 1906)
Nelson Mandela (1913 - 2013)
Was a leading figure in America’s Women’s Right to Vote Movement. Later partnered with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and eventually led the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
Worked to undo South Africa’s racist apartheid laws and inspired an international campaign for his release from prison. He then became South Africa’s first African American president.
Chief Joseph (1840 - 1904)
Martin Luther King (1929 - 1968)
Worked hard to argue for Native American rights. Kept his people from retaliating against the violence inflicted on them with more violence.
Leader of the African American civil rights movement within the U.S. Led the first nonviolent demonstration by boycotting the buses in Montgomery, Alabama, and spoke peacefully protesting. Over the 11 year period between 1957 and 1968, traveled more than 6 million miles and spoke more than 2,500 times.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 - 1948) Spread non-violent civil disobedience for the independence of India from Britain. Became an inspiration for non-violent civil rights movements across the world.
Oskar Schindler (1908 - 1974) Rescued more than 1000 Jewish people from deportation to Auschwitz during World War II. He employed them into his enamelware and ammunitions factories in occupied Poland and the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. 62
I have a dream.