StoryFile Black Voices Collection

Meet some amazing people through questions and answers.

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Andrew Young

Andrew Jackson Young Jr. is an American politician, diplomat, and activist. Beginning his career as a pastor, Young was an early leader in the civil rights movement, serving as executive director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and a close confidant to Martin Luther King Jr. Young later became active in politics, serving as a U.S. Congressman from Georgia, United States Ambassador to the United Nations in the Carter Administration, and 55th Mayor of Atlanta. Since leaving office, Young has founded or served in many organizations working on issues of public policy and political lobbying.

Lessie Benningfield Randle

Lessie Benningfield Randle was a child during the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

Hank Thomas

Civil rights activist and one of the original Freedom Riders.

Nikki Giovanni

American Poet, writer, dreamer, and University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech.

Dr. Valda Harris Montgomery

Her home served as a sanctuary and meeting place for Dr. Martin Luther King, Rev. Ralph D. Abernathy, Diane Nash, James Farmer, and other leaders of the movement.

Daniel Smith

Daniel is the son of Abram, who was born a slave in Virginia in 1863.

Joyce Ladner

American civil rights activist, author, civil servant, and sociologist.

Speak with her at American Family Insurance and Time Magazine’s online exhibit “The March.”

Viola Fletcher

Viola Fletcher  is 107 years old and is a survivor of the Tulsa Race Massacre.