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Across many fields of life, countless individuals left indelible imprints on the Jim Crow era and beyond. Though far from comprehensive, the list below features important players in the struggle against Jim Crow. Some, such as W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington, are household names; others, like Ned Cobb and Barbara Johns, are not. Yet all followed unique paths as they tried to improve their worlds. Here are their stories.

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Jessie Daniel Ames photo icon
A Texas suffragist.

Sidney Bechet photo icon
A musical genius.

Mary McLeod Bethune photo icon
An important educator.

Charlotte Hawkins Brown video icon photo icon
A prominent educator.

Ned Cobb video icon photo icon
A successful tenant farmer.

W.E.B. Du Bois video icon photo icon
The voice of a generation.

Charles Evers video icon photo icon
A fearless activist.

Marcus Garvey photo icon
A black nationalist.

Charles Hamilton Houston video icon photo icon
A brilliant attorney.

Barbara Johns audio icon photo icon
A student leader.

Lucy Craft Laney video icon photo icon
A presidential advisor.

Isaiah T. Montgomery video icon photo icon
The founder of an independent colony.

A. Philip Randolph photo icon document icon
A labor leader and power broker.

Benjamin "Pap" Singleton audio icon photo icon
A leader of the "Great Exodus."

Booker T. Washington video icon photo icon document icon
An educator and conciliator.

Madam C.J. Walker photo icon
A self-made millionaire.

Ida B. Wells video icon photo icon document icon
A powerful voice against lynching.

Walter White video icon photo icon document icon
An influential NAACP leader.

Hosea Williams audio icon photo icon
A war hero and activist.

Richard Wright photo icon
An internationally acclaimed writer.


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