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.
On behalf of Arise 2.0 Happy Birthday Rev. I’m honored to call you one of my most esteemed mentors, Sir!
James Morris Lawson Jr. 9/22/1928 Uniontown, PA. Activist and professor. Preacher’s kid. His father and grandfather were ministers, as was … More