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History confirms that Civil Rights Movement (be it any part of the world) would be nothing without the daring ladies and men who battled out for equal rights and liberties. These acclaimed activists and pioneers leaders dedicated their lives to battle for civil rights of the people. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Caleb Laieski –Top 5 Civil Rights Leaders

Caleb Laieski Top 5 Civil Rights Leaders
Cesar Chavez
Farm worker and civil rights activist
(19271993), Cesar Chavez along with Dolores
Huerta founded the National Farm Workers
Association aka United Farm Workers Union. A
Mexican American, Cesar Chevez was known for his
support for workers and farmers. He was also
well known for his amazing public-relations
approach and nonviolent tactics to fight for his
rights. Chavez became an historical icon and the
best known Latino American civil rights activists.
Susan B. Anthony
A very prominent American civil rights activist
(18201906), Susan Anthony played a major role in
womens rights movement to introduce womens
suffrage into the United States in the 19th
century. She travelled around America and
Europe delivering speeches in favor of women
rights and steadily became one of the most
prominent leaders of the civil rights movement,
fighting her way devotedly for women rights.
Malcolm X
With Elijah Muhammad as his mentor (19251965),
Malcolm X was a prominent African-American Muslim
minister and civil rights activist who advocated
the rights of the black. Detractors may accuse
him of preaching racism and inflicting violence
with statements of black supremacy, but he
constantly repeated the sufferings meted out by
the whites against the blacks. X in Malcolms
name symbolizes rejection of the slave name.
Asa Philip Randolph
Asa Philip Randolph was a leader and activist in
the African-American civil rights movement
(18891979). He was also a member of the American
labor movement and the socialist political
parties. He led the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car
Porter the first Black labor union. Randolph
was the forerunner in the March on Washington
Movement, which helped convince President
Franklin D. Roosevelt to issue orders to ban
discrimination in defense industries and later
managed to Pressurize President Harry Truman to
issue orders to end segregation in armed forces.
Rosa Parks
Acclaimed as the first lady of civil rights and
the mother of the freedom movement by the US
Congress (19132005), Rosa Parks was an
African-American civil rights activist. Her
refusal to offer a white passenger a seat in the
bus came to be known as the Montgomery Bus
Boycott which became an important symbol of
modern civil rights movement. Her resistance
against racial segregation made her an
international icon.
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