Madam C.J. Walker (née Sarah Breedlove) born Delta, LA December 23, 1867 (d. 1919). African-American tycoon; benefactor of NAACP Anti-lynching campaign.
"We must not let our love of country, our patriotic loyalty cause us to abate one whit in our protest against wrong and injustice. We should protest until the American sense of justice is so aroused that such affairs as the East St. Louis riot be forever impossible." (speech during World War I, Philadelphia, 1917; photo wikicommons pd)