Monday, May 11, 2015

Black Republican Leaders Pictures and Short Bios

Black History   ~~   Did You Know? 

Every one of these famous civil rights figures was a Republican?


Sojourner Truth

(1797 - 1883)


Born a slave and after gaining

her freedom, she walked

for miles, achieving

national fame speaking out

for slaves and women


Frederick Douglass

(1817 – 1895)


One of the foremost

leaders of the abolitionist

movement and powerful

civil rights advocate

after the Civil War


Harriet Tubman

(1821 - 1913)


The “Moses” of black

people, she led hundreds

of slaves to freedom as

a conductor on the

Underground Railroad


Booker T. Washington

(1856 - 1915)


Author of the classic, Up

From Slavery, and founder

of both the Tuskegee

Institute and the National

Negro Business League


George Washington Carver

(1860 - 1943)


Born a slave, he earned a

Master of Science degree

and became one of the best

known agricultural scientists

of his generation


Mary McLeod Bethune

(1875 – 1955)


Educator, presidential

advisor, civil rights  leader,

and founder of the

National Council of

Negro Women


A. Philip Randolph

(1889 - 1979)


One of America’s foremost

labor leaders and civil

rights pioneers, he

organized the famous

1963 march on Washington

headed by

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Jackie Robinson

(1919 - 1972)


Baseball Hall of Famer,

who in 1947 broke

baseball’s “color barrier,”

when he became a member

of the Brooklyn Dodgers



Ida B. Wells

(1862 - 1931)


Civil rights advocate who

co-founded the NAACP with

white Republicans

on February 12, 1909


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

(1929 – 1968)


Hero and civil rights leader

during the 1950s and 1960s,

famous for his “I Have

a Dream” speech