To commemorate Black History
month, we’re looking today at the names of some of the less well known Civil Rights leaders and activists. We’re all familiar with the major figures— from Martin Luther King
to Jesse Jackson
to Rosa Parks
–but our subjects here are some activists who played important roles but might not be as well remembered.
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Autherine Lucy was the first African-American student admitted to a white school in Alabama when she entered the U. of A. in 1956, with the aid of Thurgood Marshall and others at the NAACP, enduring hostile mobs and court battles. Her name is even more unique than the usual feminization of Arthur—Arthurine-- but could refer back to the word author..
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