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Famous African American Leaders

By: Arushi (Sushi), Toby, Skylar

Ida Wells-Barnett

Who was Ida Wells-Barnett, you ask? Only one of American's greatest African American leaders during the Civil Rights movement. Her parents had been enslaved. She was born in Mississippi in 1895. After 1895, she lived in Chicago. In Chicago, she worked for a newspaper, where she wrote about putting an end to violence against African Americans. She also gave speeches about putting an end to violence against African Americans.
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Ida Wells-Barnett

Mary McLeod Bethune

Mary McLeod Bethune believed that in order to receive racial equality and civil rights, education was the right way. In 1904, in Daytona Beach, Florida, Mary was responsible for creating a school for African American girls. Later, her school was named Bethune-Cookman College. From 1936 to 1945, she told President Franklin D. Roosevelt about issues that African Americans and other groups faced.
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Mary McLeod Bethune

Womens' Rights' Leaders

Lucretia Mott

Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton organized a meeting, in July 1848, in Seneca Falls, New York, to talk about why women need suffrage and other rights. It was called the Seneca Falls Convention. About 250 people came. She, Stanton, and Carrie Chapman Catt were on a postage stamp.
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Lucretia Mott

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton declared that, "[Man] has compelled [woman] to submit to laws, in the formation of which she was no voice." In 1851, Susan B. Anthony joined Stanton and led what was called "Women Sufferage" movement for 50 years.In 1869, she and Susan B. Anthony made the National Woman Suffrage Rights.
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton