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A Tribute to Black History Month: The Un-sung Heroine and Heroes of African - American Descent

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Co-Host Charletta Basnight Co Host Charletta Basnight. This last week of black history month will be dedicated to the unsung heroine and heroes of the Civil Right Era (Movement). Photobucket Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer of Ruleville, Miss., spoke to Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party sympathizers outside the Capitol in Washington after the House of Representatives rejected a challenger to the 1964 election of five Mississippi representatives, in Sept. 17, 1965. -and- Photobucket Thurgood Marshall was America's leading radical. He led a civil rights revolution in the 20th century that forever changed the landscape of American society. But he is the least well known of the three leading black figures of this century.
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