From Civil Rights Movement: They pursued their goals through legal means, negotiations, petitions, and nonviolent protest demonstrations. That was where the African American population was concentrated and where racial inequality in education, economic opportunity, and the political and legal processes was most blatant.
Since the creation of the first fraternity in at Cornell University, they hove provided young black achievers with opportunities to supped each other, while serving their communities and the nation.
But never before has information about African-American fraternities and sororities been published for the general public. Now, "The Divine Nine," a meticulously researched history, tells the story of how these organizations have played a major role in shaping generations of black leaders.
Today, America's nine block fraternities and sororities ore two and one-half million members strong and among the most powerful and influential groups in African-American society -- with chapters at major universities and colleges across the country. Many of America's most prominent business leaders, scientists, politicians, entertainers, and athletes took their first steps toward making a difference in the world in a fraternity or sorority.
This extensive yet very accessible book celebrates the spirit of excellence shared by these and other renowned African Americans in brief, inspiring profiles. Fully illustrated with photographs, "The Divine Nine"chronicles an important yet previously neglected subject in African-American history, making it the first book of its kind, and one to he treasured for generations to come.W.E.B.
Du Bois was one of the most important African-American activists during the first half of the 20th century. He co-founded the NAACP and supported Pan-Africanism. “GRACE UNDER PRESSURE” In the nineteen sixties there was an uproar of African American leaders.
This was known as the civil rights movement.
There were many leaders in this movement that have forever changed the society that we live in today. She is the first female African American to receive a doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. Jackson's outstanding leadership in education, science, and public policy demonstrates the capability of women to be leaders in the field of science and technology.
Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League members (21 P) Pages in category "20th-century African-American activists" The following pages are in this category, out of approximately total. Aug 20, · The 50 most influential religious figures in American history are: ph-vs.com Lee – founder of the Shakers (Update: Lee was actually born in Manchester, England.) ph-vs.com Hutchinson – leader Author: Joe Carter.
People who changed the world in the 20th Century. A list of people who were influential in changing the world during the 20th Century. Top Winston Churchill – Leader of Great Britain during World War Two; Adolf Hitler – Leader of Nazi Germany ;.