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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