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Below is an introductory list of People of Color and their supporters who were involved in the Abolition and Suffrage Movements of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Their work on behalf of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and Asian communities paved the way for Civil Rights activists of the mid-20th century and today. Each name is an external link to a biography about that person. Click on a name to learn more about their life and work!

Frederick Douglass
Sojourner Truth
Harriet Tubman​
John Brown
Ida B. Wells-Barnett
W.E.B. Du Bois
Rebecca Davis Lee Crumpler
Susan La Flesche Picotte
Maria W. Stewart
Mary Church Terrell
Mary Ann Shadd Cary
Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin
Florida Ruffin Ridley
Mabel Ping-Hua Lee
Fannie Barrier Williams
Nannie Helen Burroughs
Mary Burnett Talbert
Charlotte Forten Grimké
Harriet Forten Purvis
Angelina Weld Grimké
Adalina “Nina” Otero-Warren
Anna Julia Cooper
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
Mary McLeod Bethune
Daisy Elizabeth Adams Lampkin
Milagros Benet de Mewton

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