First Missionary Baptist Church of Decatur (1866- )

First Missionary Baptist Church of Decatur was established in 1866 in northwest Alabama by 21 former slaves in the home of Ms. Jane Young under the leadership of the Rev. Alfred Peters following the Civil War and passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1866. … Read MoreFirst Missionary Baptist Church of Decatur (1866- )

Roger Williams University (1866-1929)

Founded as the Nashville Normal and Theological Institute and by the American Baptist Home Mission Society, a Christian missionary society from New York City, Roger Williams University (RWU) was named in honor of the abolitionists and founder of the Colony of Rhode Island. The historically … Read MoreRoger Williams University (1866-1929)

Daunte Demetrious Wright (2000-2021)

Daunte Demetrious Wright, a 20-year-old African American man, tragically lost his life during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Wright was born on October 27, 2000, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to parents Katie Wright and Aubrey Wright.  He had two siblings and attended Patrick Henry … Read MoreDaunte Demetrious Wright (2000-2021)

Louisiana Freedom Summer (1964)

Louisiana Freedom Summer, also known as CORE’s Louisiana Project, was a Civil Rights campaign in Louisiana during the summer of 1964. It co-occurred simultaneously with the more famous Mississippi Freedom Summer Project. Like its Mississippi counterpart, the Project relied on volunteers from across the United … Read MoreLouisiana Freedom Summer (1964)

Katz Drugstore Sit-In Protests, Des Moines (1948-1949)

The Katz Drugstore Protests in Des Moines, Iowa, began on July 7, 1948, when Edna May Griffin, John Bibbs, Leonard Hudson, and Griffin’s one-year-old daughter, Phyllis Griffin, entered the Katz Drug Store to eat at the lunch counter. The group was refused service because they … Read MoreKatz Drugstore Sit-In Protests, Des Moines (1948-1949)