Big Harlem African Freedom Day Rally

Big Harlem African Freedom Day Rally

Dr. Ora Mobley lived in Harlem from 1948 to 1990.  She worked with community members such as: Malcolm X, Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Charles Rangle, John V. Lindsay and others in an era that defined Africa’s post-colonial struggles and America’s own period of Civil Rights. Female political figures were truly rare in those days, although Ora Mobley was often encouraged to seek political office. Her spirit and passion allowed her to overcome sexism and racism while she spread the powerful ideals of liberation, freedom and human rights.  She founded the Harlem Mother’s Association in 1964 and was responsible for the naming of the Mary McLeod Bethune and the Harriet Tubman Schools in 1967.  Poster donated for use courtesy of the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center.


Contact Us

100 Dayton St
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Get Directions

  • Phone: (937) 767-7202
  • Staff Directory