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.
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)
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