OUT OF CLASS ASSIGNMENT – HIST 2381
Define the following terms:
Grandville T. Woods- He was an American inventor who held more than 50 patents.
Lewis Latimer- He was an American inventor and draftsman.
Booker T. Washington- Washington was an American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States.
W EB Dubois- Du Bois was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, writer and editor.
Ida B. Wells Barnett- Wells, was an African-American journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, sociologist, feminist, Georgist, and an early leader in the Civil Rights Movement
Mary Mc Cleod Bethune- Bethune was an American educator, stateswoman, philanthropist, humanitarian and civil rights activist
Marcus Garvey- He was a proponent of Black nationalism
Alain Locke- Locke was an American writer, philosopher, educator, and patron of the arts.
The Harlem Renaissance- The Harlem Renaissance was an intellectual, social, and artistic explosion that took place in Harlem, New York, spanning the 1920s.
Zora Neale Hurston- Hurston was an American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, and anthropologist.
Langston Hughes- Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri.
George Washington Carver- Carver, was an American botanist and inventor.
CORE- The Congress of Racial Equality is an African-American civil rights organization.
Charles Drew- Drew was an American physician, surgeon, and medical researcher.
James Weldon Johnson- Johnson was an American author, educator, lawyer, diplomat, songwriter, and civil rights activist.
The Modern Civil Rights Movement- It is often marked as beginning with the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision banning school segregation.
Adam Clayton Powell Jr.- Adam Clayton Powell Jr. was a Baptist pastor and an American politician.
Phillip Randolph- Randolph was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement.
Garrett Morgan- Morgan, Sr. was an American inventor and community leader.
The March on Washington Movement- It was designed to pressure the U.S. government into desegregating the armed forces and providing fair working opportunities for African Americans.
Bayard Rustin- Rustin was an American leader in social movements for civil rights.