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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Active from the age of fifteen, when he organized his first sit-in, Cleveland Sellers was jailed at a civil right protest, later going on to become a college president. Cleveland is both a place name and a presidential appellation. Though rare today, it was in the Top 100 in the1880’s and has the attractive nickname Cleve.