African American Hero of the Day

African American Almanac
ISBN: 9781578593231

Who worked for the NAACP, SCLC, SNCC, and the YWCA, and also helped establish the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party as an alternative to what was then an all-white Democratic Party in her state?

  • She was born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1903 and attended school in Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • She directed branches of the NAACP in the early 1940s.
  • She believed in the importance of work in the community rather than relying on large political parties and organizations to advance civil rights.
  • She moved to Atlanta in 1958 to work for the SCLC.

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