Patriots & Pathfinders

Patriots & Pathfinders

The 1960's whirlwind of change brought a new form of LGBTQ activism, led by Marsha P. Johnson and other transwomen who made a lasting imprint on the movement.
“Young, Gifted and Black” embodied the light that was Lorraine Hansberry who maximized every moment of her short life with pathos and meaning.
Who was the first Black woman to be tapped as a vice presidential candidate? It's not who you think. Charlotta Bass paved the way in 1952 as the VP candidate on the Progressive Party ticket.
Fannie Lou Hamer's worldview birthed a vision for a future trained on equity, freedom, and reconciling history with policy.
Bricktop, the fiery red headed saloon keeper, held court in Paris' "it" scene. Captivating artists and expats helped her build bridges that traversed class, nationalism and cultures.
Young Bessie Coleman, daughter of sharecropper parents of African and Cherokee descent, found distractions from her toil in the Texas cottonfields.
Black Paris in the 1920's was deeply divided by language, culture and ideology. Intellectual Paulette Nardal helped to close the gulf.
Nancy Elizabeth Prophet, unsung Black sculptress, is the first of three-part tribute to Paris Pathfinders by Julia Browne.
More than a witness to history, Clark helped shape it, responding to voter suppression with the indomitable reframe to teach, giving meaning and momentum to the 20th Century suffragists.
Her word artistry was a weapon to dismantle slavery and challenge inequality.
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