Unsung Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement


COBBLESTONE Magazine January 2021. They risked their safety and their lives for civil rights. We remember their names and their stories.

COBBLESTONE Magazine January 2021.


When we think about the Civil Rights Movement, we often think of Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks, but there were hundreds, if not thousands of individuals who made meaningful contributions and helped bring about change during this pivotal movement in American history. In this edition of COBBLESTONE Magazine, you’ll get to know more than two dozen of these unsung heroes.


John Lewis, Coretta Scott King, and Victoria Gray Adams are just a few of the folks featured in this fantastic COBBLESTONE Magazine, which shines a spotlight on the 1950s and 1960s and the crusade towards equality for all. In addition to learning new names, your kids will discover some of the game-changing moments and movements that helped the Civil Rights Movement gain attention such as the Greensboro Four, the Little Rock Nine, and the March on Washington.


Enjoy features including:

  • Pivotal Moments by Andrew Matthews
  • A. Philip Randolph by Kate Tuttle
  • Bayard Rustin by Elizabeth Cazden
  • Charles Kenzie “C.K.” Steele by Elizabeth Elkins
  • James Farmer by Marcia Amidon Lusted
  • Wyatt Tee Walker by Elizabeth Elkins
  • Charles Hamilton Houston by Eric Arnesen
  • Anna Pauline “Pauli” Murray by Andrew Matthews
  • Oliver L. Brown by Andrew Matthews
  • Kenneth Clark by Elizabeth Elkins
  • Edgar Daniel “E.D.” Nixon by Leslie Anderson Morales
  • Theodore Judson “T.J.” Jemison by Elizabeth Elkin
  • Little Rock Nine by Kathiann M. Kowalski
  • Daisy Bates by Andrew Matthews
  • Greensboro Four by Gloria Harris
  • Ella Baker by Gloria Harris
  • Coretta Scott King by Marcia Amidon Lusted
  • James Meredith by Pauline Bickford-Duane
  • Fannie Lou Hamer by Pauline Bickford-Duane
  • Victoria Gray Adams by Elizabeth Elkins
  • James Morris Lawson by Pauline Bickford-Duane
  • Diane Nash by R. Anthony Kugler
  • Ralph Abernathy by Eric Arnesen
  • Fred L. Shuttlesworth by Eric Arnesen
  • Whitney M. Young Jr. by Marcia Amidon Lusted
  • Stokely Carmichael by Vicki Hambleton
  • Roy Wilkins by Marcia Amidon Lusted
  • Julian Bond by Meg Chorlian
  • John Lewis by Marcia Amidon Lusted
  • Bernard Lafayette Jr. by R. Anthony Kugle


Regular features of COBBLESTONE magazine include: Did You Know, Going Global, Freeze Frame, Your Letters, Just for Fun, Dr. D’s Mystery Hero, Spotlight On…, Say What? and Cartoon Connection.