About the Images

Image sets one through four (moving left to right) comprise a selection of prominent African American civil rights activists who have made a significant contribution through their activities to the development of democracy in the U.S.

Image set five comprises a selection of prominent African leaders and/or activists whose life and work has had a profound influence on the thinking of many African American civil rights activists.

Set One
Image 1: Barbara Jordan
Image 2: Angela Davis
Image 3: Mary Berry
Image 4: Mary Burnett Talbert
Image 5: Shirley Chisholm
Image 6: Fannie Lou Hamer
Image 7: Mary Mcleod Bethune
Image 8: Coretta Scott King

Set Two
Image 1: W.E.B. Du Bois
Image 2: Martin Luther King, Jr. with Malcolm X (Al Hajji Malik Al-Shabbaz)
Image 3: Frederick Douglass
Image 4: Medgar Evers
Image 5: Malcolm X (Al Hajji Malik Al-Shabbaz)
Image 6: Marcus Garvey
Image 7: A Philip Randolph
Image 8: Walter Francis White
Image 9: Kwame Toure (Stokely Carmichael) 

Set Three
Image 1: Myrlie Evers-Williams
Image 2: Mary Church Terrell
Image 3: Rosa Parks
Image 4: Harriet Tubman
Image 5: Carol Moseley-Braun
Image 6: Sojourner Truth
Image 7: Maya Angelou
Image 8: Josephine Ruffin 

Set Four
Image 1: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Image 2: Ralph Bunche
Image 3: Charles Hamilton Houston
Image 4: Thurgood Marshall
Image 5: Booker T. Washington
Image 6: Paul Robeson
Image 7: Adam Clayton Powell
Image 8: Ralph Abernathy 
Image 9: Muhammed Ali (Cassius Clay) 

Set Five
Image 1: Amilcar Cabral
Image 2: Samora Machel
Image 3: Kwame Nkrumah
Image 4: Nelson Mandela
Image 5: Desmond Tutu
Image 6: Mwalimu Julius Nyerere
Image 7: Frantz Fanon
Image 8: Gamal Abdel Nasser
Image 9: Kofi Annan
Image 10: Patrice Lumumba
Image 11: Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi*

* About Gandhi: Yes, of course, he is not from Africa. However, recall that he spent some 20 years of his adult life in South Africa (arrived in 1893-and left in 1915) where he first began to develop and put into practice his particular version of non-violent resistance (Satyagraha). It is not without reason that Martin Luther King, Jr. felt compelled to go for "pilgrimage" to India in 1959 and, ironically, he would share with Gandhi the same final fate.