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African American Midwest Giants

  • February 20, 2021

The intersection of Civil Rights, the Midwest, and the giants of African American history is one of the most incredible and under-appreciated stories of American history. The list of African Americans who spent significant chapters of their lives in the Midwest is a pantheon of the greatest Civil Rights leaders of all time:

  • Sojourner Truth
  • Ida B. Wells
  • Rosa Parks
  • Malcolm X
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • W.E.B. Du Bois
  • George Washington Carver
  • Jesse Jackson
  • A. Phillip Randolph
  • Barack Obama