Civil Rights Movement Leaders Facts

Martin Luther King giving a speech
Martin Luther King

Introduction - Civil Rights Movement Leaders

In the 1950s and 1960s several brave and determined men and women emerged as black civil rights movement leaders. Sometimes their methods and even their goals differed in the fight against racial discrimination. Some of these leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X are famous where as others such as Hosea Williams and James L. Farmer Jr. are less well known. All these leaders took great risk and a few even lost their lives in the fight for civil rights. On this page is a list of many of these civil rights leaders with a few interesting facts about each; including who they were, why they were important, and how they were involved in the fight for civil rights. Whether you are an adult interested in learning who the important civil rights movement leaders were or a kid writing a report for Black History Month, you should find this information helpful.

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List of Black Civil Rights Movement Leaders