To Kill A Mockingbird talks about things that will indeed make you uncomfortable–it will also make you think.
Profiling affects everyone, no matter their race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
In 1950 became the first gospel singer to perform at Carnegie Hall.
Co-founded the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (BPP) with Huey Newton while they were both enrolled at Merritt Community College in Oakland, California.
The NAACP’s mission was ” . . . to defend people falsely accused of a crime because of their race.”
Credited Hugh Hefner with giving him his break.
Founded Rainbow/PUSH coalition in 1971.
“Forgiving is not forgetting; it’s actually remembering–remembering and not using your right to hit back.”
She coined the term “Mississippi appendectomy” for the involuntary sterilization of black women (including herself) to reduce the population.