Thomas Jefferson Knowledge Institute

 


Black Heroes and Leaders
1750-1799
Revolutionary War Period
1800-1859
Pre-Civil War
1860-1899
Civil War and after
1900-1999
Twentieth Century

 

Henry Box Brown: Escaped slavery by shipping himself to Philadelphia abolitionists in a box.
 

Lewis Clarke: and his brother Milton were runaway slaves who became famous abolitionist lecturers.

Milton Clarke: and his brother Lewis were runaway slaves who became famous abolitionist lecturers.

Henry Highland Garnet: Pastor, abolitionist, advocate of resistance in the quest for freedom for slaves.

Solomon Northup: A free man, citizen of New York, kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South.

Dred Scott:Subject of one of the worst Supreme Court rulings ever.

Soujourner Truth: Born a slave in New York, she travelled and preached extensively as an advocate for women's and slaves' rights.

Harriet Tubman: A conductor on the Underground Railroad who led a thousand slaves to freedom.

Mary Ellen Pleasant: Worked for civil rights in San Francisco; won important court cases.