Septima Poinsette Clark was an educator and civil rights activist who spend the bulk of her life educating Melanated children and adults. She created what was called “Citizenship Schools” which focused on helping adults become literate but also taught them about election procedures and state government.
She also worked with Martin Luther King Jr & Andrew Young assisting them with protest and marches. Dr. King acknowledged Clark when he accepted his Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, insisting that she travel with him to Sweden. Check out this quick documentary about her life!!!