Civil Rights leaders

By Johanna Bevill

Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony was born on February 15, 1820 in Adams, Massachusettes. She played an important role in womens suffrage. Along side Cady Stanton she founded Womens Loyal National League and the National Womens Sufferage Association. She was alos an abolitionist. in 1872 Susan B. Anthony was arrested for voting in New York. She was found guilty, however refused to pay the fine. Susan B. Anthony died on March 13, 1906 in Rochester, New York.

Malcolm X

Malcolm X was born on May 19, 1925 with the name Malcolm Little. He was an orphan soon after his dad died and his mom was placed in a mental hospital. He was thrown in jail for breaking and entering. While he was in jail he bacame a Muslim He became a Muslim minister who doubled as a human rights activist. He founded the Muslim Mosque Inc. and the Organization of Afro-American Unity. He eventually stopped accepting the Muslim Religion and was assassinated on February 21, 1965