Across many fields of life, countless individuals left indelible imprints on the Jim Crow era and beyond. Though far from comprehensive, the list below features important players in the struggle against Jim Crow. Some, such as W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington, are household names; others, like Ned Cobb and Barbara Johns, are not. Yet all followed unique paths as they tried to improve their worlds. Here are their stories.