5 Unsung Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement

5 Unsung Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement

We've all heard of Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks and Malcolm X, each household names for their involvement with the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. But have you heard of Nannie Helen Burroughs, Bayard Rustin or Ella Baker? Even though they stayed out of the limelight or simply predated the 1960s, the contributions of these individuals were just as important in fueling the movement as were the legendary historical figures we learned about in school. 

Read More