To commemorate BlackHistory 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 MartinLutherKing to JesseJackson to RosaParks–but our subjects here are some activists who played important roles but might not be as well remembered.
Hudson was an early NAACP chapter executive, initiated a lawsuit to desegregate her county’s schools and helped integrate various public institutions. Winson—which sounds like a male name that’s lost its’ t’--was actually her middle name, and quite possibly a family surname. She was born with the unfortunate first name of Anger.