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Cynthia McKinney is an American politician and activist and is an assistant professor at North South University, Bangladesh. As a member of the Democratic Party, she served six terms in the United States House of Representatives. She was the first black woman elected to represent Georgia in the House. She left the Democratic Party and ran in 2008 as the presidential candidate of the Green Party of the United States.
In Congress, She criticized the Bush Administration over the 9/11 attacks.
With the end of the Civil War racial hostilities toward the formerly enslaved Africans continued throughout the Reconstruction era. Lincoln recommended that some African Americans be permitted to vote. The army's commanding general in Virginia ordered that African Americans be given the right to vote for and to be elected delegates to the convention. In 1867, 105,832 freedmen registered to vote in Virginia, and 93,145 voted in the election that began on October 22, 1867.
Fannie Lou Hamer was an American voting and women's rights activist . She was the co-founder and vice chair of the Freedom Democratic Party, She was also a co-founder of the National Women's Political Caucus an organization created to recruit, train, and support women who wish to seek election to government office. She was extorted, threatened, harassed, shot at, and assaulted by white supremacists and police while trying to register for and exercise her right to vote.
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Ida Bell Wells-Barnett was an American investigative journalist, educator, and an early leader in the civil rights movement. She was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Brigadier General Charles Edward McGee is a retired American fighter pilot and one of the last living members of the Tuskegee Airmen, an all African-American military pilot group who fought during World War II.
Mary Jane McLeod Bethune was an American educator, stateswoman, philanthropist, humanitarian, womanist, and civil rights activist.
Bessie Coleman was an early American civil aviator. She was the first woman of African-American descent, and also the first of Native-American descent, to hold a pilot license.
Michelle Obama, former First Lady of the United States, aids people in Haiti after the earthquake.
Mae Jemison, MD., was the first African-American woman in space. During an eight day mission on Endeavor in 1992, she conducted space-sickness experiments and conducted research on bone loss in zero gravity.