Civil rights leaders

Learn about the brave civil rights leaders who fought for equality and justice. Discover their stories and be inspired to make a difference in your own community.
Remembering Civil Rights Heroine Fannie Lou Hamer: ‘I’m Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired’ Civil Rights Movement, African American History, Fannie Lou Hamer, Civil Rights Leaders, Black Families, Great Women, Southern Belle, Black American, Women In History

Remembering Civil Rights Heroine Fannie Lou Hamer: ‘I’m Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired’

Fifty years ago, civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer spoke before the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City—and her speech became one of the most pivotal moments of the Civil Rights Movement.

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1967- Martin Luther King Jr. delivers an antiwar speech at UC Berkeley — his last large-scale public address in the Bay Area. Titled “America’s Chief Moral Dilemma,” he tells the crowd gathered in front of Sproul Hall that “You, in a real sense, have been the conscience of the academic community and our nation.” | Martin Luther King Jr. on the Sproul steps, May 17, 1967. Photo by Helen Nestor. Martin Luther King Pictures, King Pictures, Black Movement, Black Leaders, Dr Martin Luther King Jr, Black Fact, Dr Martin Luther King, Uc Berkeley, Civil Rights Leaders

UC 150th Anniversary Timeline

1967- Martin Luther King Jr. delivers an antiwar speech at UC Berkeley — his last large-scale public address in the Bay Area. Titled “America’s Chief Moral Dilemma,” he tells the crowd gathered in front of Sproul Hall that “You, in a real sense, have been the conscience of the academic community and our nation.” | Martin Luther King Jr. on the Sproul steps, May 17, 1967. Photo by Helen Nestor.

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