Black History Month: A Salute to Dorothy Height

Born on March 24, 1912, in Richmond, Virginia, African-American activist Dorothy Height spent her life fighting for civil rights and women's rights. The daughter of a building contractor and a nurse, Height moved with her family to Rankin, Pennsylvania, in her youth. There, she attended racially integrated schools. In high school, Height showed great talent …

Black History Month: A Salute to Septima Poinsette Clark

Septima Poinsette Clark (nicknamed the 'Mother of the Movement') was a teacher and civil rights activist whose citizenship schools helped enfranchise and empower African Americans. Born on May 3, 1898, in Charleston, South Carolina, Clark branched out into social action with the NAACP while working as a teacher. As part of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, …

Black History Month 2015: Salute to Coretta Scott King

Coretta Scott King,  most famously known as the wife of Martin Luther King, Jr., was born April 27, 1927 in Marion,  Alabama. King was an American author, activist and civil rights leader. She helped to lead the African-American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. King shared many ideals and goals with her husband and was …