Posts Tagged as ‘Rosa Parks’

That’s *Dr.* Mallika Dutt

We’re tipping our hats —- or really, our mortarboards —- to Breakthrough president and CEO Mallika Dutt, who will receive an honorary doctorate at Mount Holyoke College’s 175th commencement this May. Mallika —- a Mount Holyoke alumna —- shares this honor with an extraordinary group of earlier MHC honorees of pioneering human rights defenders, including [...]

March 16, 2012 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-days: Ida B. Wells sued for her seat 70 years before Rosa Parks

Today’s date: July 16th Claim to fame: Ida B. Wells was born into slavery in 1862 and was granted freedom three years after in 1865 following the end of the Civil War. ┬áIn 1884, 71 years before Rosa Parks, she was granted a $500 settlement after she sued a railroad company for forcing her to [...]

July 16, 2009 by rachel | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-days: Jo Ann Gibson Robinson

Today’s Date: April 17, 2009 Claim to Fame: Robinson is often passed over in history lessons, but where she is remembered, it is for her determined activism in several key historical movements. Just several days after news of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision began to sweep the country, Robinson, as [...]

April 17, 2009 by akshay | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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