​-        Civil Rights activist and behind the scenes organizer.

-        Considered by many to be the most influential women of the Civil Rights Movement because of the work she did with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)

-        Worked beside some of the most prominent Civil Rights leaders of the 20th century, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Thurgood Marshall, and W.E.B. Dubois.

-        Served as an organizer on the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and guided students who were leading campus sit-ins.

-        Continued her activism in later years and was passionate about solving school desegregation problems, ending the Apartheid in South Africa, and addressing police brutality issues in the U.S.​