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

Louise Little

Louise Little 1897?-1989 Louise Little was the mother of Malcom X. In 1917, Louise became an active member (secretary and branch recorder) of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA). She met her husband, Earl Little at UNIA and married in 1919. Malcom X (born 1925) was the fourth of her seven children. Because of the Little’s… Continue reading Louise Little

Darnella Fraizer

Darnella Frazier was 17 when she recorded George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis in 2020. She was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in Special Citations in 2021. The video played a major role in igniting a global protest movement against police violence, and was used as evidence in the trial of Floyd’s killer.

Ella Baker

Ella Baker 1903-1986 In the late 1950s Ella Baker helped create Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) with Martin Luther King, Jr. to fight racism. She served as executive director.  As college students became involved in the civil rights movement, Baker supported the idea of a student-run organization. She was an inspiring force behind the creation… Continue reading Ella Baker