Veronica D. Abney (1951- )

Image Ownership: Public domain Veronica D. Abney is a training and supervising psychoanalyst with the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (1991). She specializes in trauma associated with childhood sexual abuse and practices psychoanalysis and psychotherapy in Santa Monica, California and Los Angeles, California. She works with … Read MoreVeronica D. Abney (1951- )

Erma Clardy Craven (1918-1994)

Image Ownership: Public domain Erma Clardy Craven was an African American leader in the pro-life movement. Craven helped start various “pro-life” organizations such as African-Americans Against Abortion, the National Right to Life Committee, Black Americans for Life, National Democrats for Life, and Americans United for … Read MoreErma Clardy Craven (1918-1994)

Sandra Annette Bland (1987–2015)

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" The 2015 death of twenty-eight-year-old Sandra Bland in a Texas jail cell helped serve as a reminder that Black Lives Matter meant women as well. Sandra Annette Bland, the second-youngest of five daughters, was born on February 7, 1987, in Naperville, … Read MoreSandra Annette Bland (1987–2015)

Randolph Warren Carter (1913-1970)

"Image Courtesy of the Randolph Carter Family" Civil rights leader and political activist Randolph Warren “Randy” Carter of Seattle, Washington, was born November 15, 1913 in Riverside, California to Charles and Hettie Carter, the youngest son of four boys. Carter was a track star in … Read MoreRandolph Warren Carter (1913-1970)

Elizabeth Davenport McKune (1947- )

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" Ambassador Elizabeth Davenport McKune was born on November 15, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan. She became a Foreign Service officer in 1973 and specialized in the Middle East. McKune is the daughter of West Point graduate Colonel Clarence M. Davenport, Jr. and … Read MoreElizabeth Davenport McKune (1947- )

Rosemarie Florence Freeney Harding (1930-2004)

Vincent and Rosemarie Harding “Image Ownership: Public Domain” Rosemarie Florence Freeney Harding was a tireless teacher, social worker, civil rights leader, and healer. She was especially known for her deep spirituality and commitment to nonviolence. The youngest of nine siblings, Harding was born in Chicago, … Read MoreRosemarie Florence Freeney Harding (1930-2004)

Alexis Margaret Herman (1947– )

Image Ownership: Public Domain Alexis Herman, US Secretary of Labor, political activist, civic leader, social worker, and entrepreneur, was born on July 16, 1947 in Mobile, Alabama to politician Alex Herman and educator Gloria Caponis.  Herman graduated from Heart of Mary High School in Mobile … Read MoreAlexis Margaret Herman (1947– )

Tarea Hall Pittman (1903-1991)

Tarea Hall Pittman Broadcasting her “Negroes in the News” Program from Oakland Radio Station, KDIA, May 1973 Image Courtesy of Earl Warren Oral History Project,UC-Berkeley Tarea (Ty) Hall Pittman was a civil rights worker, social worker, and community activist. Born in Bakersfield, California in 1903, … Read MoreTarea Hall Pittman (1903-1991)