This post is the first in a series entitled The Gems Before Us. We should take great pride in our history and the legacy of those who came before us. In school, you learn about only a few of the figures who played transformational roles in black history. This series will focus on those who made major impact but who are not talked about as often.
Born in Charleston, SC in 1898, Septima Poinsette Clark rose to become a respected educator and civil rights activist. She played a pivotal role in the education of both youth and adults. Clark was committed to increasing literacy among African Americans. Through the establishment of citizenship schools, Clark took on the task of informing African Americans about citizenship and the democratic process. When you hear people speak of important figures in African American history, hers is a name that should come up more often. Today’s educators, community organizers, and social activists stand on her shoulders. Read on to learn more about the iconic Septima Poinsette Clark.
Inspiring Moments in the Life of Septima Poinsett Clark
There’s so much more to her story and I hope that this post has sparked your interest in knowing more about Septima Poinsette Clark. I will definitely be ordering the autobiographies!
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9/7/2016 10:25:18 am
What I great post! I love learning about our gems that came before us! I'm so inspired!!! <3
9/7/2016 09:10:33 pm
Thank you! So happy that you enjoyed the post.
9/7/2016 09:12:32 pm
I totally agree with you. It's so important to know what they endured and accomplished.
9/7/2016 09:13:18 pm
Happy that you enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by!
9/7/2016 11:18:22 pm
Never heard of this gem. Amazing history lesson right here. And she went to TN. Yay! (TN Gal myself). :)
9/7/2016 11:24:18 pm
It's good of you to write a post about Septima Clark. There is so much rich African American history that is not covered/discussed. I homeschool my children and we are studying more African American History this Fall. Really happy to read more about Ms. Clark because I did not know her story.
9/8/2016 09:52:12 pm
I loved this! It is so important to know our history and this lady here made great strides for our people! It's interesting to here about fellow S Carolinians and their roles in this integral part of our history.
Wow I hate how the educational system neglect to bring up people like Septima Clark. I have never heard of her before but wow she did a lot. People take literacy so much for granted when back in the day people were fighting for it. Thank you for sharing her legacy I am glad I know more history than I was taught...this is important.
9/9/2016 09:38:17 pm
Wow, had no idea about her but I love the story behind her fight. I am so thankful for pioneers like her. Thanks so much for sharing!
Wow there are so many people who have done some amazing things for the betterment of black people and sadly we don't hear much about them. I was introduced to so many amazing civil rights activist I had never heard of in my African American History class in collage! It is so encouraging to hear about so many different people. I just hope we as a community can embody the spirits of people like this woman and do better for ourselves and get out of this slave mentality so many of our community is stuck in!
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