Mae Mallory

1927–2007 Mae Mallory was an activist of the Civil Rights Movement and a Black Power movement leader active in the 1950s and 1960s. She is best known as an advocate of school desegregation and of black armed self-defense Black History Perspective: Forgotten Intellectual TeenVogue — Mae Mallory Civil Rights Leader

Ayo Tometi

1984– Ayo Tometi, formerly known as Opal Tometi, is an American human rights activist, writer, strategist, and community organizer. She is a co-founder of Black Lives Matter (BLM).She is the former Executive Director of the United States’ first national immigrant rights organization for people of African descent, the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, working there… Continue reading Ayo Tometi

Alicia Garza

1981– Alicia Garza is an American civil rights activist and writer known for co-founding the international Black Lives Matter movement She has organized around the issues of health, student services and rights, rights for domestic workers, ending police brutality, anti-racism, and violence against transgender and gender non-conforming people of color. Her editorial writing has been… Continue reading Alicia Garza

Patrisse Cullors

1983– Patrisse Cullors is an activist and organizer who co-founded the Black Lives Matter movement in 2013. In addition to her work with BLM, she is also known for her advocacy around criminal justice reform, LGBTQ+ rights, and mental health awareness. Patrisse Cullors website Patrisse Cullors Instagram