During the civil rights movement in the 20th century, anyone who stood up for the rights of African Americans became a possible target for assassination. White supremacists were usually behind these assassinations backed by racist authorities and the police. As we celebrate Black History Month, here are some of the activists who served as martyrs for the freedom of black people in Africa and beyond.
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- This legendary black author challenged the Catholic Church in 200AD against dumping unwanted babies
- How this slave’s daring escape from U.S. President Washington in 1796 shocked everyone
- How a lie and a gang of rampaging White men destroyed an entire Black community in 1923
- Buxton, the extinct black-dominated town in Iowa that faced no segregation in the 1900s